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Image: Terrence Bell, Cornell University
October 4, 2016

Terrence Bell has accepted the offer to become PPEM's new Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes on February 1.

(L-R) Hassan Karemera, Judy Sinn, and Bryan Hed | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
September 26, 2016

Lake Erie Grape Research and Ext Center Research Technologist Bryan Hed was seminar speaker on Sept. 26.

Genna Tesdall (R) | Image: Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón, Penn State University
September 25, 2016

Plant Pathology Association volunteers participate in apple harvest at Rock Springs Sept. 24-25.

Drs. Frank Martin (L) and Seogchan Kang (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
September 19, 2016

Dr. Frank Martin, USDA/ARS Research Plant Pathologist, gave a departmental seminar on Sept. 19.

Melissa Finley (L) and Kristi Fenstermacher (R) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
September 19, 2016

Summer interns Fenstermacher and Finley brought to fruition Penn State Node launch on Bugwood site.

Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
September 16, 2016

PPEM's annual Fall Welcome Potluck was held September 16 to introduce new dept. members.

(L-R) Chris Ramage, Carolee Bull, Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda, and Vsevolod Soltanov | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
September 14, 2016

First lab meeting of academic year planned research and welcomed new member Chris Ramage.

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

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

Image: Markus Kastner, Penn State University
September 14, 2016

Dr. Paolo Margaria was selected by the Penn State Postdoctoral Society for the 2016 Outstanding Postdoc Award.

Image: Cristina Rosa, Penn State University
September 12, 2016

UC Riverside Associate Professor and Associate Plant Pathologist Dr. James Ng was the Sept 12 PPEM Colloquium Series speaker.

Image: Penn State University
September 8, 2016

Congratulations to Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón for passing her oral candidacy exam on Sept. 8.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State University
September 7, 2016

The Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology has voted unanimously to admit Dr. Carolee Bull into the Graduate Faculty of the Plant Biology Program.

Image: Kevin Hockett, University of Arizona
September 3, 2016

Hockett will join PPEM as an Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and will be a Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor in the Huck Institute of Life Sciences.

Image: Andrew May, Penn State University
August 31, 2016

Drew May's project was selected for funding through the College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Student Research program.

Image: Kari Peter, Penn State University
August 30, 2016

Listen to the "Fireblight. And Persimmon Passion!" August 30 podcast of Dr. Kari Peter's radio interview with host Susan Poizner.

Image: Hunter Swisher, Penn State University
August 30, 2016

Plant Path and Mushroom Tech minors student Hunter Swisher was an invited member of a panel discussion organized by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

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.

Image: Penn State University
August 25, 2016

Congratulations to Steve Conaway for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation this afternoon.

Image: Penn State University
August 24, 2016

Congratulations to Brian Aynardi for successfully defending his dissertation titled "Sclerotinia homoeocarpa: Pathogen biology and molecular detection methods."

Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
August 22, 2016

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology welcomes the Fall 2016 class of new graduate students.