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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 IMAGE: PENN STATE
Klee receives College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award
March 18, 2019
Sara Klee, 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 College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award.
A doctoral student in plant pathology, Terry Torres-Cruz has an interest in fungi and works with David Geiser, professor of mycology, in Penn State's Fusarium Research Center. IMAGE: PENN STATE
Plant pathology students embrace science and diversity at national conference
February 7, 2019
Students and faculty members from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently attended the National Diversity in STEM Conference.
Sara May
May Passes Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
January 18, 2019
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Sara May for passing her comprehensive examination.
Natali Ozber
Ozber Successfully Defends Dissertation
December 19, 2018
Natali Ozber successfully defended her dissertation on December 19.
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
Ehau-Taumaunu Passes Oral Qualifying Exam
December 3, 2018
Congratulations to Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu for passing her oral qualifying exam on Nov. 28.