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2018

Baseball, Cricket and Epidemics: Exploring Research and Education in Plant Disease Epidemiology
April 23, 2018
Thanks to funds from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology’s Francl Endowment, the program of Dr. Paul Esker hosted Drs. Sarah Pethybridge (Cornell University), Neil McRoberts (University of California-Davis), Pierce Paul (Ohio State University) and Peter Ojiambo (North Carolina State University) from April 16 to 20.
Lindow to speak at Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series
April 19, 2018
Steven E. Lindow, professor and executive associate dean for the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the guest speaker at the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series, from 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. April 23, in 112 Buckhout Laboratory...
Harvey Successfully Defends Dissertation
April 16, 2018
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Robert Harvey for successfully defending his dissertation on Feb. 27.
Dr. Davis Mentioned in Town & Gown's Preserving Seeds of Knowledge
April 16, 2018
Donald Davis, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, has experienced this hands-on learning through workshops and interaction with Chamberlain to identify plants.
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.
Terrence Bell provides practical skills through ‘Learning to Apply R to Microbiome Data’ workshop
April 12, 2018
Dr. Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, hosted a two-hour workshop entitled Learning to Apply R to Microbiome Data on March 30th, 2018.
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.
PPEM Department Members Place in the 24th Annual Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo
April 4, 2018
On March 27, 2018, the Penn State Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta held its 24th annual research expo on the Huck Life Sciences Bridge followed by the Celebration of Excellence on March 29th held in partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences.
PPEM Graduate Students Help Organize inaugural Global Gallery
March 20, 2018
Faculty and graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences illustrated how their research touches every corner of the world during the inaugural Global Gallery, a symposium hosted by the International Agriculture and Development dual-title graduate program (INTAD) and its student association.
Paul Esker teaches Agricultural Epidemiology at the Autonomous University of Mexico State
March 12, 2018
From February 26 through March 2, Dr. Paul Esker had the opportunity to visit the Autonomous University of Mexico State (la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, UAEM), where he presented an invited talk in the graduate seminar series, as well as a week-long workshop on agricultural epidemiology.
Former PPEM department head, Dr. Barbara Christ, recently spotlighted by alma mater for her M.S. Degree.
March 2, 2018
This is a nice reminder of why we will be celebrating her career with an upcoming retirement party on JUNE 16, 2018 (SAVE THE DATE). Announcements and instructions for registering for the event will be published here shortly.
Natali Ozber selected for the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award
February 28, 2018
Natali Ozber Plant Biology PhD candidate and PPEM student was selected for the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award from the Penn State Graduate School.
Plant pathology students reap benefits of research opportunities
February 15, 2018
Helping undergraduate students understand scientific knowledge through participation in research is a top priority for faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Teaching microbiome data analysis through student involvement in actual faculty research projects (PPEM 497)
February 12, 2018
Report from 2017-18 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant recipient Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Unique cohort will support student exploration of agricultural microbiomes
February 9, 2018
Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.