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Plant Pathology Association

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) is an organization designed for graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.

PPA's mission is to present a platform to develop and discuss topics related to plant pathology and to explore and promote plant pathology within the Penn State community. Our goals are to promote academic discussion among graduate students and provide a network of support and encouragement.

PPEM Grad Student News

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Spring 2020 Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Graduates
May 15, 2020
Meet some of PPEM's 2020 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.
Hassani Hussein Karemera
Karemera successfully defends thesis
May 4, 2020
Karemera successfully defended his thesis on April 30, 2020.
Emma Rosenthal
Rosenthal Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam
April 28, 2020
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Emma Rosenthal for passing her comprehensive examination.
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Graduate students in plant pathology awarded research grants, honorable mentions
April 24, 2020
Three graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences were among those who received grants and honorable mentions this year from the National Science Foundation.
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Plant Pathology spotlights diversity, equity and inclusion through new committee
April 16, 2020
The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences recently launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee — the result of a conversation that sprouted from a mentoring relationship between a student and faculty member.