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Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
July 3, 2017

On July 1 Paul Esker joined PPEM as Assistant Professor specializing in epidemiology and field crop extension.

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June 26, 2017

Dr. Brenna Aegerter, UC Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor, visits Gugino Lab.

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June 26, 2017

Arabella (Bell) Confer joins PPEM as Financial Assistant beginning June 26.

Image: Kristi Borelli
June 22, 2017

Dr. Alyssa Collins helped with project to provide growers and industry with comprehensive study information especially focused on disease control.

June 6, 2017

Penn State joined the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research as a sponsoring partner on June 6.

(L-R) Franco Acevedo, Sheevah Amen, Tim Peoples, Osaretin Aimufua | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
June 5, 2017

Year two of three-year USDA NIFA AFRI project directed by Dr. Tim McNellis began eight-week summer program on June 5.

June 2, 2017

Dr. Lydia Tymon from WSU Mount Vernon NW Washington Research & Extension Center visits Bull Lab.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
May 30, 2017

Ph.D. student Khumbuzile Bophela joins the Bull Lab this summer, beginning May 30.

May 23, 2017

A proposal by Drs. Jiménez Gasco and Peter receive program support for fruit production research funds, effective July 1.

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May 23, 2017

Cristina Rosa's travel proposal was selected to a faculty development fund to support her travel to Croatia.

Image: Matthew Kasson, West Virginia University
May 22, 2017

Research tangent pursued in 2012 by inquisitive PhD student Matt Kasson provided starting point for international collaboration.

Credit: Seogchan Kang, Penn State
May 18, 2017

Dr. Seogchan Kang was elected as an APS Fellow, an honor given to members in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of plant pathology.

May 18, 2017

Anita Behari and Ningxiao Li receive APS travel awards to present research at 2017 Annual Meeting.

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May 18, 2017

Drs. Bell, Hockett, and Peter to present at Penn State Microbiome Center's "An Apple a Day!" event on May 24.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
May 15, 2017

The Hockett Lab welcomed new Research Technologist Stacey Scott on May 15.

Image: Gretchen Rebarchak, State College, PA
May 11, 2017

PPEM mourns the loss of Dr. James R. Bloom, Sr., who died on May 10. He was Dept. Head, 1975-1976, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1987.

Terrance Bell | Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
May 5, 2017

Dr. Terrence Bell was awarded DOE Joint Genome Institute sequencing from the Small-scale Microbial/Metagenome Program on May 5.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
April 27, 2017

PPEM welcomes Ph.D. student Andrea Wilson, visiting for two months from the University of Pretoria.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
April 25, 2017

Congratulations to M.S. student Melissa Finley for successfully defending her thesis on April 25.

Image: Emily Pfeufer, University of Kentucky
April 24, 2017

Emily Pfeufer (M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2014) is Assistant Extension Professor in Dept. of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky.