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(L-R) Asst. Professor Dr. Cristina Rosa, CASSE students Roandy Sanchez Mejia and Jeffrey Seaman, and postdoctoral scientist and student mentor Dr. Paolo Margaria | Image: Paolo Margaria, Penn State University
July 19, 2016

Students hosted by Rosa Lab place first in 2016 Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Research Symposium CASSE category.

Fusarium macroconidia | Image: Chris Smyth, Penn State University
July 19, 2016

Ph.D. candidate Chris Smyth seeks to raise $4,000 by Aug. 13 to fund Sept. research at three Florida sea turtle nest sites.

Image: NASA
July 18, 2016

Successful rocket launch at 12:45 a.m. today takes mushroom experiment to International Space Station on Wednesday.

Image: Khoshnood Nourollahi, Ilam University
July 18, 2016

Dr. Khoshnood Nourollahi, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Mycology at Ilam University in Iran, joined the Kang lab on July 18.

Dr. Anthony Stobbe, workshop organizer and instructor
July 15, 2016

The first PPEM Bioinformatics Workshop, a beginner’s guide to basic sequence analysis, was held July 11–15.

July 15, 2016

Margaria's awards provide opportunity to present research results at the XVII Int'l Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Congress.

Image: Randy Dreibelbis, Penn State University
July 14, 2016

Randy Dreibelbis, Plant Pathology Farm Operations Coordinator, sends photos from the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center.

(L-R) SEAREC interns Allyson Balmer and Kate Mobley, SEAREC Research Technologist Sadie Smith | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
June 29, 2016

Dr. Alyssa Collins writes about undergraduate student interns and the beneficial day they spent in the Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) on June 29.

June 24, 2016

Ph.D. candidate Malileh Safari passed her comprehensive exam on Friday, June 24.

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.

June 23, 2016

Juan José López-Moya Gómez comes from Barcelona to join Marilyn Roossinck's lab as visiting postdoc.

June 21, 2016

Sara Klee has been selected to receive $1,000 from the Leonard J. Francl Endowment in support of her graduate research in plant pathology .

June 21, 2016

Sara May was awarded $1,400 from the Larry J. Jordon Memorial Endowment in support of her field research in plant pathology.

Jeffrey Seaman (L) and Roandy Sanchez Mejia (R) during the field trip at the Arboretum to look for virus-infected plants
June 14, 2016

Two high school students join the Rosa Lab for the College of Agricultural Sciences Summer Experience (CASSE).

"Plant Friends and Foes" student fellows
June 10, 2016

PPEM gave a special welcome today to six undergraduate students spending eight weeks this summer doing research and gaining valuable experience.

June 7, 2016

Amber Delhagen, a rising senior who works in Dr. Yinong Yang's lab, began a summer internship at DuPont Industrial Biosciences yesterday.

June 3, 2016

Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg's research was included in UC-Berkeley's first Plant Genome Engineering Symposium this week.

May 22, 2016

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

May 16, 2016

Research Support Technologist Vija Wilkinson aids Int'l Space Station Mission 8.

May 13, 2016

New Penn State research initiative part of White House microbiome event.