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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

Sara Klee, center, poses with Regina Vasilatos-Younken, dean of the Graduate School, and Neil Sharkey, vice president for research, at The Graduate School Alumni Society’s Spring Social and Recognition Dinner on March 23, 2019. IMAGE: STUDIO 2 PHOTOGRAPHY
Klee receives Alumni Association Dissertation Award
May 14, 2019
Sara Klee, a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellow, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Alumni Association Dissertation Award.
Laura Kaminsky, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. IMAGE: PENN STATE
Plant pathology, environmental microbiology doctoral student receives NSF award
May 13, 2019
Laura Kaminsky, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Siyi Ge
Ge successfully defends thesis
May 13, 2019
Siyi Ge successfully defended her thesis on May 10, 2019.
IMAGE: PENN STATE
Penn State graduate students visit Capitol Hill, discuss science-based policy
May 6, 2019
Members of the Penn State Science Policy Society recently visited Washington, D.C., where they met with officials from several congressional offices and nongovernmental organizations to discuss the promotion of science and evidence-based policy.
Emma Wallace
Wallace Passes Oral Qualifying Exam
April 29, 2019
Congratulations to Emma Wallace for passing her oral qualifying exam on April 26.