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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

Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón
Bautista Jalón successfully defends thesis
December 19, 2019
Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón successfully defended her thesis on December 18, 2019.
Amanda Mainello
Mainello successfully defends thesis
December 12, 2019
Amanda Mainello successfully defended her thesis on December 11, 2019.
Kaixi Zhao
Zhao successfully defends thesis
December 2, 2019
Kaixi Zhao successfully defended her thesis on November 26, 2019.
Emma Rosenthal and Ilse Huerta Arredondo pose for a portrait together in Webster’s Cafe on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 IMAGE: AABHA VORA
Penn State's Latinx Agricultural Network aims to help Latinx members of PA's agriculture industry
November 15, 2019
Emma Rosenthal and Ilsa Huerta, both graduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences, began working together in 2017 because of a shared realization.
Johanny Castro
Castro Passes Qualifying Exam
November 12, 2019
Congratulations to Johanny for passing his qualifying exam on November 8.