Alumna Carla Garzón visits PPEM faculty and students and delivers PPATH 590 seminar on March 13.
R.R. Nelson Memorial Lectures speaker Dr. Brian Staskawicz, Maxine J. Elliot Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Ourmiavirus
Justin Shih, Ph.D. student, Penn State University
Come to this month's meeting of Blooms and Shrooms, PPEM's undergraduate club, to learn how to join APS for free.
Congratulations to Phillip Martin, a 2017 awardee of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
The national flower for South Africa. September 2016
The goal of our adaptive research and extension program is to develop integrated management strategies for important and emerging diseases of the major vegetable crops grown in Pennsylvania.
In my program we study the population-level processes that lead to the evolution of plant pathogenicity, virulence, and the emergence of fungicide and antibiotic resistance in microbial populations. We use molecular tools to study these processes within a population biology approach that connects population genetics and epidemiology.
Our lab applies a variety of techniques, including high-throughput sequencing approaches, to understand how the manipulation of environmental microbiomes affects soil function and plant growth.
The focus of our research is Translational Taxonomy of Bacterial Plant Pathogens. We use taxonomic inquiry to develop management strategies for bacterial diseases of plants and cultivated mushrooms. Management strategies include biological control, host plant resistance, inoculum detection and management, and changes crop production practices (e.g., crop rotation).
Highly-qualified candidates are invited to apply for PPEM graduate research assistantships that begin Summer or Fall 2017.