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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


814-865-1689

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tree Diseases
  • Biocontrol
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Research Associate


814-867-4928

Areas of Expertise:
  • Potato
  • Potato diseases
  • 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
  • Professor


814-867-0324

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Disease resistance and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Functional genomics and biotechnology
  • Genome editing and engineering
  • Rice, tomato, potato and mushroom precision breeding
  • Gene-edited and genetically modified organisms