Scot Hulbert

Scot Hulbert

Senior Associate Dean 509-335-4561 421D Hulbert Hall Johnson Hall 308 (lab)

Dr. Hulbert is now serving as the Associate Dean and director of the CAHNRS Office of Research and is not currently accepting Graduate Student or Postdoctoral applications.


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.

Recent Publications

Yin, C., S.R. Ramachandran, Y. Zhai, C. Bu, H.R. Pappu, and S.H. Hulbert. (2019) A novel fungal effector from Puccinia graminis suppressing RNA silencing and plant defense responses. New Phytologist 222:1561-1572.

Lewis, R.W., A. Islam, C.J. Dilla-Ermita, S.H. Hulbert, and T.S. Sullivan. (2019) High-throughput Siderophore Screening from Environmental Samples: Plant Tissues, Bulk Soils, and Rhizosphere Soils (2019)  J. Vis. Exp. (144), e59137

Xia, C., M. Wang, C. Yin, O.E. Cornejo, S.H. Hulbert, and X. Chen. (2018) Genomic insights into host adaptation between the wheat stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) and the barley stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei)” BMC Genomics 2018 19:664

Hu, Y., J. Ren, Z. Peng, A.A. Umana, H. Le, T. Danilova, J. Fu, H. Wang, A. Robertson, S.H. Hulbert, F.F. White, and S. Liu. (2018) Extreme phenotype copy number variation (XP-CNV) analysis facilitates the genetic dissection of host resistance to Goss’s wilt of maize. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:110.

Hulbert, S.H., W. Craine, W.L. Pan. (2018) Registration of WA-HT1, a Camelina Line with Resistance to Residual levels of ALS Inhibitor Herbicides. Journal of Plant Registrations. 12: 2: 253-256

Xia, C., M. Wang, C. Yin, O.E. Cornejo, S.H. Hulbert, and X. Chen. (2018) Genome sequence resources for the wheat stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) and the barley stripe rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei). Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. Published online Jan 2018.

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

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.

Schlatter, D.C., C. Yin, I. Burke, S. Hulbert, and T. Paulitz. (2017) Location, Root Proximity, and Glyphosate-Use History Modulate the Effects of Glyphosate on Fungal Community Networks of Wheat. Microbial Ecology 76: 240–257

Michelmore, R.W., et. al.  (2017) Foundational and translational research opportunities to improve plant health. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 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, K. (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.

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Recent Awards and Honors

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