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tate include biochemical, molecular and population genetics of model and plant pathogenic fungi. He has edited or co-authored six books and published more than 130 academic journal articles. He holds a patent for a biological method for the recovery of water used in phosphate strip mining.

His interests in population genetics have led him to travel to more than 40 countries to collect Fusarium, a type of fungus, and to conduct collaborative research. He has lead workshops that trained more than 500 scientists to work with Fusarium fungi at K-State and in Australia, South Africa, Italy and Malaysia.

Leslie joined K-State in 1984 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1990 and full professor in 1996. He was named department head in 2006. He earned doctoral and master's degrees in genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.


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Kansas State University

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