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Image: Gretchen Rebarchak, State College, PA
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.

Image: Emily Pfeufer, 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.

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.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State University
April 3, 2017

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

Drs. Tim McNellis (L) and Carla Garzón (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
March 15, 2017

Alumna Carla Garzón visits PPEM faculty and students and delivers PPATH 590 seminar on March 13.

Image: Jairo Castaño Zapata, Universidad de Caldas
March 10, 2017

Alumnus Dr. Jairo Castaño Zapata (Ph.D., 1981), was recognized by Colombia's Ministry of Education on March 10.

March 1, 2017

Dr. Thomas K. Mitchell, former undergraduate in the Royse Lab, was promoted to full professor at Ohio State in February 2017.

Eva Pell, Jim Bloom, and Becky Peplinski | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
January 26, 2017

See photos from the PPEM Annual Winter Party held at Celebration Hall on Jan. 26.

November 29, 2016

Postdoc Sarah Capasso will be Asst Biosafety Officer in the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety at the Univ. of Pennsylvania in Jan. 2017.

Image: Penn State University
November 29, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Aynardi, who will be Northeast Research Scientist for PBI-Gordon Corporation following his Dec. graduation.

November 3, 2016

The year 2016 was a successful one for Dr. Tim McNellis, several former and current advisees, and select undergraduates.

Drs. Carolee Bull (L) and Kira Bowen (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
October 31, 2016

Alumna Dr. Kira Bowen (B.S., 1980) led a manuscripts publication workshop and presented a seminar for the dept. on October 31.

Image: Kimberly S. Kiel, Novella Clinical
September 14, 2016

Alumna Kimberly Kiel is a 2016 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award honoree.

Image: Lauren Steinberg, Penn State University
August 26, 2016

Mushroom industry groups and an alumnus have donated to the Foundations for Leadership and Innovation Endowment in Plant Pathology.

Dr. Jim McCreight | Image: Carolee Bull, Penn State University
June 24, 2016

Former mentee of Bill Merrill and former supervisor of Carolee Bull, Penn State alumnus and USDA ARS-Salinas Research Leader Jim McCreight visits PPEM.

May 22, 2016

The Daily Local News features Dr. David Beyer addressing West Chester area mushroom flies infestation.

(L-R) Dr. Gretchen Kuldau, Willis Glass, and Dr. Catherine Cutter (Food Science) after the graduation ceremonies. Image: Gretchen Kuldau
May 8, 2016

One Ph.D. Plant Pathology graduate, one Mushroom Science Technology minor graduate, and five iMPS Homeland Security graduates join PPEM alumni.

April 19, 2016

2014 graduate Hilary Kessler Cheesman manages an Infectious Diseases and Immunology lab at UMass Medical School.

Dr. Kelly L. Ivors
April 19, 2016

Alumna Dr. Kelly Ivors (Ph.D. 2002) presented a PPEM seminar about the strawberry industry's response to methyl bromide loss.

Image: Steven Lee
April 18, 2016

2011 graduate Steven Lee sends news of his work from the past five years and his new position in the Grape and Prunus Breeding Program.

Image: Delphina Mamiro
March 31, 2016

Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Kiel.
March 11, 2016

Former PPEM undergrad researcher Kiel takes own quest for STEM diversity and inclusion to next level of paying it forward.

February 3, 2016

Penn State News features alumna Anna Testen (M.S. 2012) in Int'l Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program article.

December 17, 2015

Dr. David M. Beyer reflects on 25 years of service to Penn State and remembers some of those who helped to shape his career.

December 7, 2015

As of Dec. 7, 2015, PPEM alumnus Dr. Alamgir Rahman works as a postdoctoral researcher in NC State's Vegetable Pathology Lab.

October 19, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Vasileios Bitas, who has accepted a position as a scientist with Symbiota in Cambridge, MA.

April 1, 2015

Ph.D. graduate and current postdoc Emily Pfeufer leaves this week to join the Plant Pathology faculty at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Our department's gratitude and pride in her work will continue after her departure. We wish Dr. Pfeufer well!