Plant Pathology Association

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) is an organization designed for graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.

PPA's mission is to present a platform to develop and discuss topics related to plant pathology and to explore and promote plant pathology within the Penn State community. Our goals are to promote academic discussion among graduate students and provide a network of support and encouragement.

PPEM Grad Student News

Robert Harvey
Harvey Successfully Defends Dissertation
April 16, 2018
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Robert Harvey for successfully defending his dissertation on Feb. 27.
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Doctoral student in plant pathology receives NSF research grant
April 13, 2018
Emma Rosenthal, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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Plant pathology graduate student, professor recognized for teaching excellence
April 11, 2018
Two educators in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received recognition for their teaching.
Graduate Assistantships Now Available for Fall 2018
February 15, 2018
Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships are available for highly-qualified applicants. Apply by December 15 for full funding consideration.
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Zhao Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
December 20, 2017
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kaixi Zhao for passing her comprehensive examination on December 20.