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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

2017 APS Foundation Student Travel Awardees Announced
May 18, 2017
Anita Behari and Ningxiao Li receive APS travel awards to present research at 2017 Annual Meeting.
Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
Student from South Africa Visits PPEM
April 27, 2017
PPEM welcomes Ph.D. student Andrea Wilson, visiting for two months from the University of Pretoria.
Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
Melissa Finley Defends Master's Thesis
April 25, 2017
Congratulations to M.S. student Melissa Finley for successfully defending her thesis on April 25.
Bastian Minkenberg (R) | Image: Gary Thompson, Penn State
Minkenberg Selected for Alumni Association Dissertation Award
April 18, 2017
Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg was selected for Penn State's Alumni Association Dissertation Award of $5,000.
Dr. Kevin Hockett (L) and Cláudio Maurício Vrisman (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
Ohio State Exchange Lecturer Vrisman Visits PPEM
April 17, 2017
Cláudio Maurício Vrisman, Ph.D. student from Ohio State, was a seminar exchange program speaker on April 17.