Stephen Bolus


PhD Student


  • PhD (in progress). Plant Pathology, Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology. University of California, Davis.
  • BS. Biochemistry. Honors. Clemson University. 2012.


As a plant pathology graduate student at UC Davis, I am interested in understanding and mitigating biotic threats to our domestic and international food supply.

I am thankful to be jointly mentored by Dr. Gitta Coaker and Dr. Jorge Dubcovsky.

In the Dubcovsky lab, I have been challenged with elucidating the mode of action of a wheat NLR protein.

My research will hopefully contribute to the breeding of durable rust resistance in wheat.


Riquelme, P.C., Leal, D.R., Carrillo, K.S., Moraga, M.U., Aguilar, S.V., Bolus, S.J., and Olate, M.S. 2011. Endogenous quantification of abscisic acid and indole-3-acetic acid in somatic and zygotic embryos of Nothofagus alpina. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. 71.4: 542-548.