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Graduate Students

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  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Co-advised by: Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco and Dr. Beth K. Gugino


814-863-2495

Areas of Expertise:
  • Verticillium wilts
  • Population biology: genetics, evolution, ecology
  • Ecology of host-pathogen interactions
  • Bioinformatics: Genotyping-By-Sequencing, Variant Discovery; Molecular Markers assisted analysis; Phylogenetics
  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Marilyn Roossinck


  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. Gretchen Kuldau


814-865-6986

  • M.S. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Timothy McNellis


814-865-8379

  • M.S. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. John Pecchia


814-863-1932

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Drs. Donald D. Davis and John A. Pecchia


814-863-4878

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. Seogchan Kang


814-863-2074

  • M.S. Student, Plant Pathology
  • Advised by: Dr. Cristina Rosa


814-863-4211

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Gretchen Kuldau


814-863-1932

Areas of Expertise:
  • Phylogenetics of Pinus ponderosa using plastid SSR and Mitochondrial DNA
  • Ph.D. Candidate, USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellow
  • Advised by: Dr. Timothy McNellis


814-863-1932

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Biology
  • Advised by: Dr. Seogchan Kang


814-863-2074

  • Ph.D. Student
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Advised by: Dr. Kari Peter


717-353-5365

  • Coordinator, Plant Disease Clinic


814-865-2204

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Biology, MBBISP Scholar
  • Advised by: Dr. Yinong Yang


814-867-0300

Areas of Expertise:
  • Elucidating signaling mechanisms that control biotic and abiotic stress responses in rice and utilizing new genome editing technology to improve rice breeding.
  • M.S. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. John Pecchia


814-865-0680

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Wakar Uddin


814-865-7350

  • Ph.D. Student in Plant Biology
  • Advised by: Dr. Cristina Rosa


814-863-4211

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Co-advised by: Drs. Carolee Bull and Timothy McNellis


814-863-1932

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. Marilyn Roossinck


  • Ph.D. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. Yinong Yang


814-867-0300

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. David Geiser


814-865-7343

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fungal taxonomy - Fusarium
  • Emerging fungal diseases in wildlife
  • Population biology of fungal pathogens
  • Fusarium in veterinary and clinical mycoses
  • Fungal biofilm formation
  • M.S. Student
  • Advised by: Dr. John Pecchia


814-863-1932

  • M.S. Student
  • Plant Pathology, International Agriculture and Development
  • Advised by: Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco


814-863-2495

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. Cristina Rosa


814-863-1932

  • Ph.D. student
  • Advised by: Dr. Yinong Yang


814-867-0300

Areas of Expertise:
  • Genome Editing, Molecular Cloning, Pathogenicity Assays
  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Advised by: Dr. Cristina Rosa


814-863-4211