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January 1, 2017

Highly-qualified candidates are invited to apply for PPEM graduate research assistantships that begin Summer or Fall 2017.

December 27, 2016

Fungus-infecting virus could help track spread of white-nose syndrome in bats.

(L-R) Vsevolod Soltanov, Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda, Emma Rosenthal, and Carolee Bull | Image: Marianne Stevens, Penn State University
December 19, 2016

Know Thine Enemy is the first rule of research for the Bull Penn Lab

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December 13, 2016

Congratulations to Edelio Bazán for passing his oral candidacy exam on Dec. 13.

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December 7, 2016

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Robert Harvey for passing his comprehensive exam on Dec. 7.

Drs. Gretchen Kuldau (L) and W. G. Dilantha Fernando (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
December 6, 2016

On Dec. 5-6, 2016, Dr. W. G. Dilantha Fernando, University of Manitoba, gave two seminars for PPEM related to wheat and canola.

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.

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November 29, 2016

Congratulations to Jennie Mazzone who successfully defended her M.S. thesis on Nov. 29 and will join Bartlett Tree Experts in Jan. 2017.

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November 29, 2016

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

Dr. Paolo Margaria (center) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
November 18, 2016

Dr. Paolo Margaria has accepted a new position as a molecular plant virology scientist in Braunschweig, Germany.

November 18, 2016

Dr. Cristina Rosa will conduct a two-year project using a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

November 18, 2016

Clarivate Analytics presents Highly Cited Researchers, 2016, which includes Dr. David M. Geiser.

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November 17, 2016

Congratulations to Chris Smyth for passing his Ph.D. comprehensive exam on Nov. 17.

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November 14, 2016

Rob Harvey's graduate oral presentation won first place at the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting.

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November 11, 2016

Congratulations to Tareq Islam for passing his oral candidacy exam on November 11.

Drs. Zheng Zhang (L) and Yuan Li (R) | Image: Seogchan Kang, Penn State University
November 10, 2016

Visiting scholars Zheng Zhang and Yuan Li conduct sabbatical research in Seogchan Kang's lab.

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November 3, 2016

Congratulations to Joe Walls for passing his oral candidacy exam on November 3.

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.