Kestrel McCorkle is a Plant Pathologist at AgBiome working on developing new plant disease assays and coordinating field testing. Before joining the company, she completed her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at North Carolina State University, investigating pathogen adaptation to partial host resistance. She has a soft-spot for oomycetes and a robust love of microbes, pathogens, and the diseases they cause. Kestrel is a North Carolina native and very excited to be working in Research Triangle Park.