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May 23, 2017

A proposal by Drs. Jiménez Gasco and Peter receive program support for fruit production research funds, effective July 1.

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May 23, 2017

Cristina Rosa's travel proposal was selected to a faculty development fund to support her travel to Croatia.

May 18, 2017

Anita Behari and Ningxiao Li receive APS travel awards to present research at 2017 Annual Meeting.

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May 18, 2017

Drs. Bell, Hockett, and Peter to present at Penn State Microbiome Center's "An Apple a Day!" event on May 24.

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May 11, 2017

PPEM mourns the loss of Dr. James R. Bloom, Sr., who died on May 10. He was Dept. Head, 1975-1976, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1987.

Terrance Bell | Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
May 5, 2017

Dr. Terrence Bell was awarded DOE Joint Genome Institute sequencing from the Small-scale Microbial/Metagenome Program on May 5.

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April 27, 2017

PPEM welcomes Ph.D. student Andrea Wilson, visiting for two months from the University of Pretoria.

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April 25, 2017

Congratulations to M.S. student Melissa Finley for successfully defending her thesis on April 25.

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April 24, 2017

Emily Pfeufer (M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2014) is Assistant Extension Professor in Dept. of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky.

Carolee Bull | Image: Michelle Hutnik, Penn State
April 22, 2017

Dr. Carolee Bull discussed her research in a lightning talk for the Blue-White Science Expo on April 22.

Bastian Minkenberg (R) | Image: Gary Thompson, Penn State
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
April 17, 2017

Cláudio Maurício Vrisman, Ph.D. student from Ohio State, was a seminar exchange program speaker on April 17.

April 17, 2017

Yahoo News reports on the “CRISPR Revolution" and Yinong Yang's gene-edited mushrooms.

Aarushi Rana | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
April 17, 2017

Mushroom Science and Technology minor Aarushi Rana aims to make life better in Mumbai, India.

Vija Wilkinson (L) and Carolee Bull (R) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
April 13, 2017

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 13.

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April 12, 2017

Commitment to outreach a major focus of Rosenthal's 2017-2018 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.

Dr. Brian Staskawicz (L) and Sara Klee (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
April 10, 2017

Dr. Brian Staskawicz delivered the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture on April 10.

Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda (L) | Image: Carolee Bull, Penn State
April 6, 2017

Drs. Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda began mushroom research collaboration with Lincoln University on April 6.

Drs. Erica Goss (L) and María del Mar Jiménez Gasco (R) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
April 4, 2017

Dr. Erica Goss, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, was PoppR Workshop instructor and colloquium speaker on April 3.

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April 3, 2017

December 2016 graduate Yueying Chen begins work as postdoctoral fellow at Kansas State on April 3.