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2016

Roossinck and Thapa Research May Save Bats
December 27, 2016
Fungus-infecting virus could help track spread of white-nose syndrome in bats.
Current Research in the Bull Lab
December 19, 2016
Know Thine Enemy is the first rule of research for the Bull Penn Lab
Rosa Receives Grant to Test Plant Disease Detection Nanotube Device
November 18, 2016
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.
Geiser a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher
November 18, 2016
Clarivate Analytics presents Highly Cited Researchers, 2016, which includes Dr. David M. Geiser.
Yang Wins "Best of What's New" Award
October 19, 2016
Dr. Yinong Yang's gene-edited mushroom wins "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine.
Tammen Endowment Award Sends Bautista Jalón to Peru
October 19, 2016
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.
Minkenberg to Iowa for Leadership Course and World Food Prize
October 16, 2016
Minkenberg in Des Moines Oct 8-15 for Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug Int'l Scholars Program activities.
Isard Among Experts at National Forum on Climate and Pests
October 7, 2016
Dr. Scott Isard joins group of world's experts to present latest research and discuss effects of climate on microbes, insects, and host-plant interactions.
Bell Accepts Phytobiomes Asst Prof Position
October 4, 2016
Terrence Bell has accepted the offer to become PPEM's new Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes on February 1.
Dr. Kevin Hockett to Join PPEM Faculty
September 3, 2016
Hockett will join PPEM as an Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and will be a Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor in the Huck Institute of Life Sciences.
Plant Viruses Research Proposal Awarded to Drew May
August 31, 2016
Drew May's project was selected for funding through the College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Student Research program.
Gugino Lab Harvests Onion Field Trials
July 22, 2016
Vegetable pathology team completes onion harvest at Larson Ag Research Center and SE Ag Research and Extension Center.
Wilkinson-Assisted Space Experiment Launched
July 18, 2016
Successful rocket launch at 12:45 a.m. today takes mushroom experiment to International Space Station on Wednesday.
First PPEM Bioinformatics Workshop Held
July 15, 2016
The first PPEM Bioinformatics Workshop, a beginner’s guide to basic sequence analysis, was held July 11–15.
Mushroom Flies Return to Harrogate Neighborhood
May 22, 2016
The Daily Local News features Dr. David Beyer addressing West Chester area mushroom flies infestation.
Vija Wilkinson Facilitates ISS Mushroom Experiment
May 16, 2016
Research Support Technologist Vija Wilkinson aids Int'l Space Station Mission 8.
Hope for Bananas: A Joint Effort Against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense TR4
April 23, 2016
Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama reports on the emergence of FocTR4 and int'l efforts to address this banana industry threat.
Yang's Gene-Edited Mushroom Changes GMO Dialogue
April 20, 2016
Dr. Yinong Yang's work has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Gene-Edited Mushroom Now Non-Regulatory GMO
April 12, 2016
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture decided on April 12 that the transgene-free, CRISPR-edited mushroom is not a regulated article.
Mamiro Empowers Tanzania's Rural Women
March 31, 2016
Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.
Mazzone and Gugino Travel to Honduras
March 28, 2016
Gugino and Mazzone visited Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras to obtain information for educational materials to help Western Honduran growers.
Klee Quantifies Proteins at the University of Florida
February 24, 2016
Penn State Ph.D. student Sara Klee describes her six-week study at the University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Center.
The Research Continues: Mushroom Science
February 23, 2016
Historical and current view of mushroom science that Penn State's Research Matters posted on Feb. 19, 2016.
Rosa Co-PI in USAID Grant-Sponsored SE Asia Research
January 31, 2016
Dr. Cristina Rosa visits Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal for IPM project sponsored by USAID.
Turfgrass Disease Research Advances
January 28, 2016
Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Professor Wakar Uddin outlines advances in turfgrass disease research.
Pita Presents W. Africa Virus Epidemiology Project Seminar
January 19, 2016
Dr. Justin Pita introduced the West Africa Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) project to PPEM faculty and students in his January 2016 seminar.