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November 20, 2017

Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships are available for highly-qualified applicants. Apply by December 15 for full funding consideration.

November 20, 2017

PPEM seeks enthusiastic researchers and technologists to join our team and help advance the mission of the department, college, and university.

November 17, 2017

Drs. Terrence Bell and Kevin Hockett were awarded funding from the Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program on November 17.

Credit: James Travis, Penn State, cropped
November 14, 2017

Professor Emeritus Dr. James Travis grows organic apples, peaches, and pears in Adams County, PA.

November 10, 2017

Penn State turf network helps PPEM 2016 alumnus and entrepreneur Hunter Swisher launch Phospholutions.

Credit: Melissa Mercado, Penn State [cropped]
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.

Credit: Colin Kruse, Ohio University
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.

Drs. John McDowell (L) and Paul Esker (R) | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 31, 2017

Dr. John M. McDowell, Professor at Virginia Tech, visited PPEM October 29-31 as a student-invited colloquium speaker.

Dr. Kira Bowen, Auburn University | Credit: Penn State
October 25, 2017

Merrill Lab alumna Dr. Kira Bowen was presented the Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Agricultural Sciences on October 25.

(L-R) Drs. Kevin Hockett, Lindsay Triplett, and David Geiser | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 24, 2017

Dr. Lindsay Triplett from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station visited PPEM October 22-24.

Dr. Samuel Martins | Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
October 21, 2017

Dr. Samuel Martins presented at the 2017 conference, which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19-21.

Credit: Maliheh Safari, Penn State
October 16, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari successfully defended her dissertation on October 16.

Oyster Mushroom Grow-Kits | Credit: Justin Shih, Penn State
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.

Drs. Manan Sharma (L) and Alyssa Collins (R) | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 9, 2017

Dr. Manan Sharma, Research Microbiologist at USDA-ARS, visited PPEM October 8-9.

(L-R) Drs. David Geiser, Carolyn Malmstrom, Terrence Bell | Credit: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
October 3, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State, visited PPEM October 1-3.

Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
October 2, 2017

Dr. Kutubuddin Molla joined the Yang Lab as Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow on October 2.

Credit: Randy Dreibelbis, Penn State
September 29, 2017

The upgraded potato processing building at the Larson Agricultural Research Center will provide post-harvest research opportunities.

Drs. Carolee Bull and Jim Bradeen at Fallingwater | Image: James Bradeen, University of Minnesota
September 26, 2017

Dr. James Bradeen, Professor and Department Head at the University of MN, visited PPEM September 24-26.

Drs. Zhonglin Mou (L) and Tim McNellis (R) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
September 19, 2017

Dr. Zhonglin Mou, University of Florida Associate Professor, was PPATH 590 Colloquium speaker on September 18.