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Alumna Pfeufer Enjoys Statewide Responsibilities at University of Kentucky
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.
Bull Presents Lightning Talk at Blue-White Science Expo
April 22, 2017
Dr. Carolee Bull discussed her research in a lightning talk for the Blue-White Science Expo on April 22.
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.
Aarushi Rana Uses Mushroom Minor to Benefit Her Home
April 17, 2017
Mushroom Science and Technology minor Aarushi Rana aims to make life better in Mumbai, India.
PPEM Annual Awards Ceremony
April 13, 2017
The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 13.
Rosenthal Receives NASA PSGC Graduate Fellowship
April 12, 2017
Commitment to outreach a major focus of Rosenthal's 2017-2018 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.
Ramos-Sepúlveda and Bull Collaborate with Lincoln University
April 6, 2017
Drs. Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda began mushroom research collaboration with Lincoln University on April 6.
Dr. Erica Goss Visits PPEM
April 4, 2017
Dr. Erica Goss, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, was PoppR Workshop instructor and colloquium speaker on April 3.
Yueying Chen Begins Work at Kansas State
April 3, 2017
December 2016 graduate Yueying Chen begins work as postdoctoral fellow at Kansas State on April 3.
Visiting Professor Brenda Wingfield Joins PPEM
April 1, 2017
Visiting Professor Brenda D. Wingfield brings mentorship and enhances University of Pretoria collaboration beginning April 1.
Gamma Sigma Delta Chapter Recognizes Beyer for Extension Excellence
March 31, 2017
Dr. David Beyer was recognized for Extension Excellence in Gamma Sigma Delta chapter ceremony on March 30.
Composters Value Mushroom Review Workshop
March 31, 2017
Composters discussed composting theory and practical applications at Mushroom Review workshop held on March 31.
Bell Lab Welcomes New Research Technologist
March 29, 2017
Ryan Trexler joins the Bell lab as Research Technologist on March 29.
Wodzicki Places Second in Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo
March 28, 2017
Undergraduate Lianna Wodzicki was awarded 2nd Place in the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition held March 28.
Safari's Research Poster Places Second in Grad Exhibition
March 26, 2017
Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari received 2nd Place award in 2017 Graduate Exhibition.
Elena Christian Wins APS Poster Competition
March 23, 2017
Undergraduate Elena Christian (McNellis Lab) won first place in the APS-Potomac Division Poster competition on March 23.
Martin Named NSF Graduate Research Fellow
March 17, 2017
Congratulations to Phillip Martin, a 2017 awardee of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Alumna Garzón is PPEM Colloquium Speaker
March 15, 2017
Alumna Carla Garzón visits PPEM faculty and students and delivers PPATH 590 seminar on March 13.
Minkenberg Successfully Defends Dissertation
February 27, 2017
Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg successfully defended his dissertation on Feb. 27.
Student Stories: Fungi Fun
February 16, 2017
B.S. student Sara Getson discovers love for plant sciences through PPEM courses, faculty mentors, and lab experiences.