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August 2020 graduate assistantships now available
September 19, 2019
Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships beginning August 2020 are now available for highly-qualified applicants.
Carolee Bull
Trailblazers: Carolee Bull Investigates the Microbiome
September 18, 2019
Interdisciplinary work truly defines Carolee Bull, director of Penn State's Microbiome Center and professor and department head of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology. Her research centers around translational taxonomy which is the use of bacterial systematics, combined with epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant and mushroom pathogens and biological control agents to manage plant and mushroom diseases. Bull’s work spans some of the most pressing issues of food security, such as global seed health.
Michelle Paukett
Paukett Passes Qualifying Exam
September 12, 2019
Congratulations to Michelle for passing her qualifying exam on September 12.
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
Graduate student awarded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant
August 27, 2019
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program selected Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu as a recipient for the 2019 Graduate Student Research Grant Award.