Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Robert Harvey for passing his comprehensive exam on Dec. 7.
On Dec. 5-6, 2016, Dr. W. G. Dilantha Fernando, University of Manitoba, gave two seminars for PPEM related to wheat and canola.
Postdoc Sarah Capasso will be Asst Biosafety Officer in the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety at the Univ. of Pennsylvania in Jan. 2017.
Congratulations to Jennie Mazzone who successfully defended her M.S. thesis on Nov. 29 and will join Bartlett Tree Experts in Jan. 2017.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Aynardi, who will be Northeast Research Scientist for PBI-Gordon Corporation following his Dec. graduation.
Dr. Paolo Margaria has accepted a new position as a molecular plant virology scientist in Braunschweig, Germany.
Dr. Cristina Rosa will conduct a two-year project using a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Clarivate Analytics presents Highly Cited Researchers, 2016, which includes Dr. David M. Geiser.
Congratulations to Chris Smyth for passing his Ph.D. comprehensive exam on Nov. 17.
Rob Harvey's graduate oral presentation won first place at the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology's annual meeting.
Congratulations to Tareq Islam for passing his oral candidacy exam on November 11.
Visiting scholars Zheng Zhang and Yuan Li conduct sabbatical research in Seogchan Kang's lab.
Congratulations to Joe Walls for passing his oral candidacy exam on November 3.
The year 2016 was a successful one for Dr. Tim McNellis, several former and current advisees, and select undergraduates.
Alumna Dr. Kira Bowen (B.S., 1980) led a manuscripts publication workshop and presented a seminar for the dept. on October 31.
The Daily Collegian reports on the successful first year of the Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology undergraduate club.
Undergraduate Sara Getson reports on the Northeastern Division of the American Phytopathological Society's annual meeting held Oct. 19-21.
Dr. Yinong Yang's gene-edited mushroom wins "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine.
Congratulations to Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón for her funded proposal supported by the James F. and Marilyn L. Tammen Memorial Endowment for International Plant Pathology.
USDA ARS Research Plant Pathologist Bill Wintermantel was the seminar speaker on October 17.