William E. Fry

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Name William E. Fry
Designation Professor Emeritus
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Brief Biodata

Dr. William E. Fry is a professor of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University Ithaca, USA. He obtained his B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University and PG and Ph. D in Plant Pathology from University of Minnesota and Cornell University. He worked as Assistant Professor at Central Connecticut State College and Cornell University, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology and further as Associate Professor, Professor and Department Chairman. Dr. Fry served as Senior Associate Dean at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Dean, Cornell University Faculty. He also served on sabbatical leaves at University of California, Davis (1978-1979), Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands (1989-1990) and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2007-2008).
Dr. Fry is decorated with several awards and honors as Member (1970), Sigma XI, Fulbright Grantee (1989-1990), Fulbright Specialist (2016-present), fellow of American Phytopathological Society (1990) and president (1995/1996), fellow of AAAS (February, 2010) and Scientific Liaison Officer (1999-2007) at International Potato Center. He is also honorary member (2003) of British Society of Plant Pathology and awarded Merit (Research) Gamma Sigma Delta (1998), trustee, Cornell University Board of Trustees (1998-2002), Excellence in Graduate student advising (2014), Outstanding Service to CALS (2007) and Chancellors award for faculty service (2012).
His areas of scholarship are epidemiology and management of plant disease with special emphasis on late blight of potato. Biology (genetics, developmental biology, ecology, pathogenicity) of Phytophthora infestans. He taught several courses like Plan

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