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

Graduate Assistantships Now Available for Fall 2018
October 23, 2017
Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships are available for highly-qualified applicants. Apply by December 15 for full funding consideration.
Credit: Maliheh Safari, Penn State
Safari Successfully Defends Dissertation
October 16, 2017
Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari successfully defended her dissertation on October 16.
Oyster Mushroom Grow-Kits | Credit: Justin Shih, Penn State
PPA Announces Oyster Mushroom Kit Fundraiser
October 11, 2017
The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) offers oyster mushroom grow-kits to raise funds to send PPEM graduate students to conferences. Pre-order by October 18.
Drs. Manan Sharma (L) and Alyssa Collins (R) | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
Manan Sharma Visits PPEM
October 9, 2017
Dr. Manan Sharma, Research Microbiologist at USDA-ARS, visited PPEM October 8-9.
(L-R) Drs. David Geiser, Carolyn Malmstrom, Terrence Bell | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
Carolyn Malmstrom Visits PPEM
October 3, 2017
Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State, visited PPEM October 1-3.