Recent News

Rosa Proposal Selected to Faculty Development Fund
May 23, 2017
Cristina Rosa's travel proposal was selected to a faculty development fund to support her travel to Croatia.
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.
Professor Emeritus James R. Bloom, Sr., Dies
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.
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.
Melissa Finley Defends Master's Thesis
April 25, 2017
Congratulations to M.S. student Melissa Finley for successfully defending her thesis on April 25.
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.
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.
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.
Student-Invited Staskawicz Gives R.R. Nelson Memorial Lecture
April 10, 2017
Dr. Brian Staskawicz delivered the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture on April 10.
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.