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May 12, 2016

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), an academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the U. of Chicago, selected Carolee Bull as a Department Executive Officer Fellow.

Image: University of Delaware
May 10, 2016

The Univ. of Delaware's UDaily web article features Chris Ramage, who will join PPEM this summer as a new Ph.D. student.

(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.

Professor Yinong Yang
May 6, 2016

PPEM received notification on May 6 that Dr. Yinong Yang has been promoted to the rank of full professor.

(L-R): Dr. Cristina Rosa, Natali Özber, Asifa Hameed, Andrew May, Kevin Cassidy, Kaixi Zhao, Dr. Paolo Margaria, and Joseph Walls.
April 30, 2016

Dr. Cristina Rosa, Asst. Prof. of Plant Virology, introduces her new lab members and highlights recent lab accomplishments.

Image: Jim McQuaide, VJM Photography
April 28, 2016

This year's Arbor Day Celebration at the Penn State Arboretum included a new PPEM station which focused on the role of microbes.

April 23, 2016

Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama reports on the emergence of FocTR4 and int'l efforts to address this banana industry threat.

Dr. Carolee Bull (L) and Sara May (R)
April 22, 2016

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21.

April 20, 2016

Dr. Yinong Yang's work has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

April 20, 2016

Onward State considers Mushroom Science and Technology one of the "Coolest Penn State Minors You Never Knew Existed."

(L-R) Jennifer Petrella, Drew May, Rob Harvey, and Lianna Wodzicki. Image: Christopher Smyth
April 19, 2016

On April 19 the College of Agricultural Sciences hosted students from two Philadelphia high schools for Plant Sciences Recruitment Day.

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.

2016 Earth Day Birthday plant pathology and mycology interactive table. Image: Christopher Smyth
April 17, 2016

This year's "Earth Day Birthday" at Millbrook Marsh included more than 500 visitors and an interactive table for plant pathology and mycology.

April 13, 2016

Dr. Paolo Margaria was invited to give a lecture in plant virology as part of the Penn State postdoc visitation program.

April 12, 2016

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture decided on April 12 that the transgene-free, CRISPR-edited mushroom is not a regulated article.

Drs. Anna Whitfield and María del Mar Jiménez Gasco
April 11, 2016

Dr. Anna Whitfield, Kansas State University, presented a seminar titled, "Interactions Mediating Transmission of Viruses by Arthropod Vectors" on April 11.

April 11, 2016

Freddy Magdama was awarded 2nd Place at the Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium.

April 8, 2016

Elena Christian, one of Dr. Tim McNellis's undergraduate students, was photographed while discussing her fire blight research at the 2016 Undergraduate Exhibition.