Meet some of PPEM's 2021 Ph.D., M.S., Intercollege, and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Graduate Program

Phillip Martin

Ph.D., Plant Pathology; Biogeochemistry

Phillip Martin has accepted a position as a research scientist at LABServices in Hamburg, PA.

Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant

Martin's thesis, entitled "The Biology and Management of Bitter Rot of Apple in the Mid-Atlantic United States," identified the species of several hundred fungal isolates from bitter rot infected apples, tested and supervised testing of isolates for sensitivity to various fungicides, determined when and how much of these fungal spores are being dispersed in the orchards and nearby forests, and the timing of key infection periods, and tracked and compared the degradation of apples with bitter rot on soil surfaces.

When asked about insight for prospective students, Martin responded, "There is a wide range of research conducted in our department. Before joining a lab take the time to learn about the professors and the research they are focused on to make sure it matches your interests. This was one of the key things that set me up for a very enjoyable and fulfilling graduate experience."

Undergraduate Program

Amanda Grube

Plant Pathology Minor
B.S., Plant Science

Amanda has accepted a full-time job with the Lancaster County Conservation District as an ag compliance specialist.

Meet the 2020 Graduates

Meet PPEM's 2020 Ph.D., M.S., and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Meet the 2019 Graduates

Meet PPEM's 2019 Ph.D., M.S., and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Meet the 2018 Graduates

Meet PPEM's 2018 Ph.D., M.S., and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Meet the 2017 Graduates

Meet some of PPEM's 2017 Ph.D., M.S., Intercollege, and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Meet the 2016 Graduates

Meet PPEM's 2016 Ph.D., M.S., and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Photos of 2017 Graduates

Photos of 2017 PPEM Ph.D., M.S., Intercollege, and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Photos of 2016 Graduates

Photos of 2016 PPEM Ph.D., M.S., and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

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