Dr. Jared M. LeBoldus joined the department of plant pathology in the summer of 2011. His research interests lie in the areas of tree and turfgrass pathology. His basic research explores the interactions between host and pathogen populations in natural ecosystems and his applied research is focused on developing management strategies for a variety of turfgrass, tree, and nursery diseases. Dr. LeBoldus received a B.Sc. (2003) in Forest Science from the University of British Columbia. He received his M.Sc. (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) from the University of Alberta in the area of Forest Biology and Management.