Recent News

Graduate Assistantships Now Available for Fall 2018
November 20, 2017
Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships are available for highly-qualified applicants. Apply by December 15 for full funding consideration.
PPEM Offers Array of Job Opportunities
November 20, 2017
PPEM seeks enthusiastic researchers and technologists to join our team and help advance the mission of the department, college, and university.
Jim Travis: Fruit Specialist by Trade, Grower by Passion
November 14, 2017
Professor Emeritus Dr. James Travis grows organic apples, peaches, and pears in Adams County, PA.
Mercado Leads Adult Learners of Penn State Club
November 6, 2017
B.S. student Melissa Mercado is President of Adult Learners of Penn State and models for family and fellow students persevering hard work.
College of Agricultural Sciences Department Head Honored by Alma Mater
November 1, 2017
Dr. Carolee Bull was recognized for her professional achievements by her alma mater, Ohio University, during a ceremony in Athens, Ohio, on October 27.
John McDowell Visits PPEM
October 31, 2017
Dr. John M. McDowell, Professor at Virginia Tech, visited PPEM October 29-31 as a student-invited colloquium speaker.
Kira Bowen Given College of Ag Outstanding Alumni Award
October 25, 2017
Merrill Lab alumna Dr. Kira Bowen was presented the Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Agricultural Sciences on October 25.
Lindsay Triplett Visits PPEM
October 24, 2017
Dr. Lindsay Triplett from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station visited PPEM October 22-24.
Martins Presents at SACNAS 2017 Annual Meeting
October 21, 2017
Dr. Samuel Martins presented at the 2017 conference, which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19-21.
Safari Successfully Defends Dissertation
October 16, 2017
Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari successfully defended her dissertation on October 16.
PPA Announces Oyster Mushroom Kit Fundraiser
October 11, 2017
The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) offers oyster mushroom grow-kits to raise funds to send PPEM graduate students to conferences. Pre-order by October 18.
Manan Sharma Visits PPEM
October 9, 2017
Dr. Manan Sharma, Research Microbiologist at USDA-ARS, visited PPEM October 8-9.
Carolyn Malmstrom Visits PPEM
October 3, 2017
Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State, visited PPEM October 1-3.
Postdoc Kutubuddin Molla Joins Yang Lab
October 2, 2017
Dr. Kutubuddin Molla joined the Yang Lab as Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow on October 2.
Research Center Completes Potato Building Upgrades
September 29, 2017
The upgraded potato processing building at the Larson Agricultural Research Center will provide post-harvest research opportunities.
James Bradeen Visits PPEM
September 26, 2017
Dr. James Bradeen, Professor and Department Head at the University of MN, visited PPEM September 24-26.
Zhonglin Mou Visits PPEM
September 19, 2017
Dr. Zhonglin Mou, University of Florida Associate Professor, was PPATH 590 Colloquium speaker on September 18.
Justin Shih Passes Oral Candidacy Exam
September 7, 2017
Justin Shih passed his Ph.D. oral candidacy exam on September 7.
Bell Awarded Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant
August 30, 2017
Dr. Terrence Bell is one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant Awards.
Samuel Martins Joins Bull Lab
August 28, 2017
Dr. Samuel J. Martins began work as Bull Lab Research Technologist and Lab Manager on August 28.