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(L-R) Drs. Carolee Bull and Ron Walcott
April 4, 2016

Dr. Ron Walcott led a diversity workshop for PPEM and presented a seminar on managing seed-borne bacterial diseases on April 4.

(L-R) Bastian Minkenberg and Dr. Sona Bandey, who hosted Bastian's visit to the Danforth Center.
April 4, 2016

Bastian Minkenberg presented his most recent progress on “Advancing crop genome engineering with tools to edit multiple genes.”

Dr. Seong Hwan Kim | Image: Seogchan Kang
April 2, 2016

Dr. Seong Hwan Kim, Plant Pathologist Supervisor at the PA Dept. of Agriculture and PPEM Adjunct Faculty, retired on April 1.

(L to R) are PPEM members Carolee Bull, Beth Gugino, Jasmine Dillion (Animal Sci.-honorary PPEM), Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón, and Freddy Magdama.
April 1, 2016

PPEM was well represented among this year's Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo award winners and new society initiates.

Image: Delphina Mamiro
March 31, 2016

Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.

March 31, 2016

This spring semester PPEM welcomes new Plant Pathology M.S. student and visionary Genna Tesdall.

Image: Paolo Margaria
March 30, 2016

Dr. Paolo Margaria, Rosa lab postdoc, presented a seminar on plant viruses for Blooms and Shrooms, the PPEM undergraduate student club.

2016 Potato Industry/PPEM Meeting Attendees
March 29, 2016

Members of the Penn State Potato Research Program hosted members of the PA Potato Industry on March 29 to discuss research, farm problems, and strategies.

Guest speaker Maryn Carlson (L) with Garrett Morrison (R)
March 29, 2016

Student-invited colloquium speaker Maryn Carlson's presentation on March 28, 2016, was titled "Genetic dynamics of an experimental biparental population of Phytophthora capsici."

Gugino and Mazzone (center) with Horticulture Innovation Lab workers (left) and Zamorano student translator (right)
March 28, 2016

Gugino and Mazzone visited Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras to obtain information for educational materials to help Western Honduran growers.

ZedX Inc. President Joseph Russo and Dr. Scott Isard
March 22, 2016

ZedX Inc. President Joseph Russo's seminar presented the historical, current, and future direction of plant disease modeling platforms and management.

March 21, 2016

Ph.D. student Freddy Magdama's Health & Life Sciences research poster won second place at the 2016 Graduate Exhibition, held March 18 and 20.

March 18, 2016

Fellowship program engages undergrads from minority-serving institutions and Penn State undergrads from underrepresented groups in active research and extension projects.

March 15, 2016

Ph.D. student Sara Klee newly named as APS Office of Education board member and I. E. Melhus Symposium presenter at 2016 APS Annual Mtg.

(L-R) Drs. Carolee Bull and Cassandra Swett
March 15, 2016

Cassandra Swett, Univ. of MD, presented a seminar titled "Cryptic ecology of root colonizing pathogens and applications to climate change adaptation."

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Kiel.
March 11, 2016

Former PPEM undergrad researcher Kiel takes own quest for STEM diversity and inclusion to next level of paying it forward.

March 9, 2016

Dr. Kari Peter and Ph.D. candidate Christopher Smyth led STEM Career Launch sessions at Penn State Harrisburg for 9th grade students.

Photo courtesy of Carolee Bull.
March 3, 2016

Dr. Carolee Bull presented the "How to Be Your Own Best Mentor" workshop on Feb. 27 for PPEM and Huck postdocs and students.

Photo credit: Sara Klee
February 24, 2016

Penn State Ph.D. student Sara Klee describes her six-week study at the University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Center.

Undergraduate students receiving awards
February 23, 2016

Dr. Scott Isard organized and chaired the second iPiPE Mixer in Raleigh, NC, on Feb. 9-10, 2016.