Scot H. Hulbert

Scot Hulbert
307 Johnson Hall
PO Box 646420
Pullman WA 99164-6420 USA
Phone 509-335-3722
FAX 509-335-8674


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


B.S., 1980, Washington State University, Horticulture
M.S., 1982, University of California, Davis, Vegetable Crops
Ph.D., 1987, University of California, Davis, Genetics


Management of diseases and pests through genetics and modifications of cropping systems. Genetic and molecular basis of race specific and nonspecific resistance in cereal crops. Methods for the development of cultivars with resistance that remains effective. Molecular mechanisms used by fungal pathogens to attack cereal crops. Development of cropping systems that are profitable but conservation oriented. Learn more about Dr. Hulbert’s research.

Recent Publications (since 2015)

Mahoney, A.K., E.M. Babiker, D.R. See, T.C. Paulitz, P.A. Okubara, and S.H. Hulbert. 2017. Analysis and mapping of Rhizoctonia root rot resistance traits from the synthetic wheat (Triticum aestivum L) line SYN-172. Molecular Breeding, 37:130

Hulbert, S.H., W. Craine, and W.L. Pan. 2017. Registration of WA-HT1, a Camelina Line with Resistance to Residual levels of ALS Inhibitor Herbicides. In Press

Schlatter, D.C., C. Yin*, S. Hulbert, I. Burke, and T. Paulitz. 2017. Impacts of Repeated Glyphosate Use on Wheat-Associated Bacteria are Small and Depend on Glyphosate-Use History. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 83:e01354-17.

Michelmore, R.W., G. Coaker, R. Bart, G.A. Beattie, A. Bent, T. Bruce, D. Cameron, J. Dangl, S. Dinesh-Kumar, R. Edwards, S. Eves-van den Akker, W. Gassmann, J. Greenberg, R. Harrison, P. He, J. Harvey, A. Huffaker, S. Hulbert, R. Innes, J. Jones, I. Kaloshian, S. Kamoun, F. Katagiri, J. Leach, W. Ma, J. McDowell, J. Medford, B. Meyers, R. Nelson, R. Oliver, Y. Qi, D. Saunders, M. Shaw, P. Subudhi, L. Torrance, B. Tyler, and J. Walsh. 2017. Foundational and translational research opportunities to improve plant health. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (White Paper) 30:515-516.

Sharma-Poudyal, D., D. Schlatter, C. Yin, S. Hulbert, and T. Paulitz. 2017. Long-term No-Till: A Major Driver of Fungal Communities in Dryland Wheat Cropping Systems. PLOSone

Yin, C., N. Mueth, S. Hulbert, D. Schlatter, T. Paulitz, K. Schroeder, A. Prescott, and A. Dhingra. 2017. Bacterial communities on wheat grown under long-term conventional tillage and no-till in the Pacific Northwest of the US. Phytobiome 1:83-90.

Mahoney,  A.K., C. Yin, and S.H. Hulbert. 2017. Community structure, species variation, and functional characterization of rhizosphere-associated bacteria of different winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) cultivars. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:132.

Thompson, A.L., A.K. Mahoney*, R. W. Smiley, T.C. Paulitz, S.H. Hulbert, and K. Garland-Campbell. 2017. Resistance to multiple soil-borne pathogens of the Pacific Northwest is co-located in a wheat recombinant inbred line population. G3:Genes/Genomes/Genetics 7:1109-1116.

Cuomo, C.A., G. Bakkeren, H.B. Khalil, V. Panwar, D. Joly, R. Linning, S. Sakthikumar, X. Song, X. Adiconis, L. Fan, J.M. Goldberg, J.Z. Levin, S. Young, Q. Zeng, Y. Anikster, M. Bruce, M. Wang, C. Yin, B. McCallum, L.J. Szabo, S. Hulbert, X. Chen, and J.P. Fellers. 2017. Comparative analysis highlights variable genome content of wheat rusts and divergence of the mating loci. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 7:361-376.

Ramachandran, S. R., C. Yin, J. Kud, K. Tanaka, F. Xiao, and S.H. Hulbert. 2017. Effectors from wheat rust fungi suppress multiple plant defense responses. Phytopathology 107:75-83.

Mahoney, A.K., E.M. Babiker, T.C. Paulitz, D. See, P.A. Okubara, and  S.H. Hulbert. 2016. Characterizing and mapping resistance in synthetic-derived wheat to Rhizoctonia root rot in a green bridge environment. Phytopathology 106(10):1170-1176.

Evans, M.A. , D.Z. Skinner, R.T. Koenig, S.H. Hulbert, and W.L. Pan. 2016. Effect of Phosphorus, Potassium, and Chloride Nutrition on Cold Tolerance of Winter Canola (Brassica napus L.). J. Plant Nutrition 39: 1112-1122

Mueth, N.A., S.R. Ramachandran, and S.H. Hulbert. 2015. Small RNAs from the wheat stripe rust fungus (Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici). BMC Genomics, 16(1), 718.

Figueroa, M., C.V. Castell-Miller, F. Li, S.H. Hulbert, J.M. Bradeen. 2015. Pushing the boundaries of resistance: insights from Brachypodium-rust interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:558

Yin, C., S.I. Downey, N.L. Klages-Mundt, S. Ramachandran, X. Chen, L.J. Szabo, M. Pumphrey, and S.H. Hulbert. 2015. Identification of promising host-induced silencing targets among genes preferentially transcribed in haustoria of Puccinia. BMC Genomics 16:579

Tonnessen, B.W., P. Manosalva, J.M. Lang, M. Baraoidan, A. Bordeos, R. Mauleon, J. Oard, S. Hulbert, H. Leung, and J. Leach. 2015. Rice phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene OsPAL4 is associated with broad spectrum disease resistance. Plant Mol Biol (2015) 87:273-286 DOI 10.1007/s11103-014-0275-9

Yin, C., and S.H. Hulbert. 2015. Host induced gene silencing (HIGS), a promising strategy for developing disease resistant crops. Gene Technology 4: 3



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Recent Awards and Honors

Fellow, American Society of Phytopathology, 2002
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005

News Articles

Running on camelina

Pressing seed to meet pressing energy needs

Farmer Steve Camp is squeezing a lot out of the camelina he grew last summer: highly nutritious livestock feed, oil that can be used for cooking and, perhaps most important, biodiesel that provides energy independence and a step toward on-farm sustainability.  Working with WSU scientists Scot Hulbert and Bill Pan, he continues to refine his cropping practices and looks forward to the variety advances that plant science can bring.