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Faculty Working in this Area

  • Senior Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor


814-865-2541

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Pathology
  • Fungal Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Professor of Mycology
  • Director, Fusarium Research Center


814-865-9773

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fusarium and Aspergillus
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal systematics and evolution
  • Fungal plant and animal pathogens
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Associate Professor Vegetable Pathology


814-865-7328

Areas of Expertise:
  • Integrated vegetable disease management
  • Plant pathogen diagnosis
  • Disease monitoring and forecasting
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology
  • Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor


814-865-4472

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bacteriology
  • Phyllosphere Microbiology
  • Protein-mediated Bacterial Antagonism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator and Adviser of the Minor in Plant Pathology


814-863-2355

Areas of Expertise:
  • Population biology
  • Ecology of plant-associated microorganisms
  • Fusarium and Verticillium wilts
  • Professor


814-863-3846

Areas of Expertise:
  • Biocontrol
  • Bioinformatics
  • Fungal genetics and genomics
  • Microbial chemical ecology
  • Molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens
  • Associate Professor


814-863-7232

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mushroom Science and Technology Minor Adviser


814-865-1008

Areas of Expertise:
  • Composting
  • Compost Utilization
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Tree Fruit Pathology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise:
  • Apple and pear diseases
  • Peach, cherry, other stone fruit diseases
  • Tree fruit disease management
  • Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, and Biology
  • Sir Walter Murdoch Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia


814-865-2292

Areas of Expertise:
  • Adaptation to extreme environments with microbes
  • Professor


814-777-4498

Areas of Expertise:
  • Epidemiology and management of turfgrass diseases
  • Population biology of turfgrass pathogens
  • Host defense response in turfgrass pathosystem
  • Chemical control of turfgrass diseases