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February 23, 2016

Historical and current view of mushroom science that Penn State's Research Matters posted on Feb. 19, 2016.

(L-R) Drs. Anthony Stobbe and William L. Schneider
February 22, 2016

Dr. William L. Schneider, USDA Research Plant Pathologist, was the PPEM colloquium speaker on Feb. 22.

February 18, 2016

March issue interview in Scientific American engages Drs. Yinong Yang and John Pecchia in genetic modification debate.

Guest Speaker Jeffrey B. Jones and Dept. Head Carolee T. Bull
February 16, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey B. Jones, Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at this year's Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series.

(L-R) Jairam Vanamala, Cristina Rosa, John Carlson, Surinder Chopra, David Geiser, Jim Marden, Gretchen Kuldau, Mark Guiltinan, Mary Ann Bruns, and Siela Maximova. Photo courtesy of Carolee Bull.
February 11, 2016

The College of Agricultural Sciences phytobiome network held its first event this week and moves Penn State's microbiome initiative forward.

(L-R) Lianna Wodzicki, Melissa Mercado, Kevin Cassidy, Jen Petrella, Amber Delhagen, Drew May, Seva Soltanov, Jon Stephens, and Carolee Bull
February 9, 2016

A dynamic group of undergraduate researchers and minors has formed Blooms & Shrooms, the first-ever PPEM undergraduate club.

Jennie Mazzone presenting at MAFVC
February 9, 2016

M.S. student Jennie Mazzone describes the meaning and value she derived from presenting at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.

February 3, 2016

Penn State News features alumna Anna Testen (M.S. 2012) in Int'l Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program article.

February 3, 2016

Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of the world's most influential scientific minds, including Dr. David M. Geiser.

Photo credit: Yinong Yang. The Land at Epcot, Disney World
February 2, 2016

In December and January Dr. Yinong Yang gave several invited talks on genome editing and precision breeding.

Dr. Cristina Rosa collecting samples in Cambodia
January 31, 2016

Dr. Cristina Rosa visits Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal for IPM project sponsored by USAID.

January 28, 2016

Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Professor Wakar Uddin outlines advances in turfgrass disease research.

Dr. Weiya Xue
January 26, 2016

Dr. Weiya Xue became a postdoctoral scholar in the Penn State Potato Program in January 2016.

January 25, 2016

Dr. Mahtab Peyambari returns to Penn State from Iran to begin long-term research in Dr. Marilyn Roossinck's lab.

(L-R) Garrett Morrison, Carolee Bull, Kimberly Paley
January 20, 2016

M.S. Student Garrett Morrison gives an in-depth look at PA Farm Show's "Mush-Room" booth.

(L-R) Drs. Cristina Rosa and Justin Pita
January 19, 2016

Dr. Justin Pita introduced the West Africa Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) project to PPEM faculty and students in his January 2016 seminar.

L-R: Carl Bower, Brian Lehman, and Teresa Krawczyk. Photo courtesy of Kari Peter.
January 15, 2016

Fruit Research and Extension Center faculty and staff show appreciation to State Horticultural Association of PA at PA Farm Show.

January 12, 2016

When interviewed by the York Daily Record at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show this week, Ph.D. Student Rob Harvey lauded mushrooms and the mushroom industry.

January 11, 2016

State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania funding for graduate-student housing at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center will enhance research and the regional economy.

Jennie Mazzone (left) and Sarah Capasso (right)
January 7, 2016

Sarah Bardsley Capasso and Jennie Diehl Mazzone each took first place in the APS Northeastern Division meeting's graduate oral paper and poster competitions.