Hunter Swisher Places Second in Annual Undergraduate Research Expo
April 7, 2015
Plant Science major Hunter Swisher’s poster placed second in the undergraduate plant-related systems section at the Gamma Sigma Delta/College of Agricultural Sciences Research Exposition on March 24, 2015. His poster was titled, “Exploring the potential interaction between Morchella esculenta and Ulmus americana.” Hunter is working on elucidating an age-old mystery regarding the association between morels and elms.
Sara Klee Recognized in 30th Annual Penn State Graduate Exhibition
April 2, 2015
Sara Klee, Plant Pathology Ph.D. student in Dr. Tim McNellis’s lab, received third place for her poster presentation during the 30th Annual Penn State Graduate Exhibition on March 22, 2015. Her poster was titled "Using fluorescent labeling to gain insight into fire blight disease development."
Postdoc Emily Pfeufer Joins University of Kentucky Plant Pathology Faculty
April 1, 2015
Ph.D. graduate and current postdoc Emily Pfeufer leaves this week to join the Plant Pathology faculty at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Our department's gratitude and pride in her work will continue after her departure. We wish Dr. Pfeufer well!
Smyth Receives John W. Rippon Research Award
March 31, 2015
Christopher Smyth, Plant Pathology Ph.D. student in Dr. David Geiser's lab, has received a John W. Rippon Research Award from the Mycological Society of America. This award supports innovative graduate student research on medically important fungi.