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PPEM Graduate Students, from left, Juan Francisco Iturralde-Martinez, Phillip Martin and Joseph Walls. (Image: Penn State)
August 7, 2018

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program selected proposals of three plant pathology graduate students for the 2018 Graduate Student grant awards. Of the 61 proposals received, Northeast SARE awarded a total of 28 proposals at a funding level of $405,373. SARE offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture.

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July 30, 2018

Plenary Session – Plant Health is the Earth’s Wealth featuring “Taxing Times – Plant Pathogens in a Global Economy,” by Dr. Carolee T. Bull.

Justin Pita, left, and Brenda Wingfield join the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology as adjunct faculty. (Image: Photos provided)
July 5, 2018

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology recently welcomed two new adjunct faculty, Brenda Wingfield and Justin Pita.

Genna Tesdall
June 26, 2018

The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) recently announced the recipients of 12 Future Leaders Forum scholarships.

Attendees at the Taxonomy of Bacteria and Fungi seminar in Beltsville, Md on May 9, 2018. (Image: Gloria Abad/APHIS)
June 13, 2018

Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) at Penn State presented a seminar focused on the taxonomy of plant pathogens, hosted by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ) and Agriculture Research Service (ARS) on May 9.

Joseph Thaddeus Walls, III
June 4, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Joseph Walls for passing his comprehensive examination.

Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón
May 31, 2018

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón for passing her comprehensive examination on May 30.

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May 25, 2018

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Penn State Extension has set up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety.

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May 24, 2018

Funding by the Jeanne and Charles Rider Endowment to Dr. Seogchan Kang, professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, and Dr. Josephine Wee, assistant professor of Food Science, will support their project entitled “Chemical ecology-based control of mycotoxin contamination in food/feed crops”.

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
May 22, 2018

Congratulations to Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu who passed her doctoral candidacy exam on May 10.

Chauncy Hinshaw
May 22, 2018

Congratulations to Chauncy Hinshaw who passed his doctoral candidacy exam on May 10.

Emma Wallace
May 22, 2018

Congratulations to Emma Wallace who passed her doctoral candidacy exam on May 10.

Dr. Terrence Bell
May 18, 2018

Dr. Terrence Bell was recently awarded funding to attend the International Phytobiomes Conference in December.

Ningxiao Li
May 15, 2018

Ningxiao Li successfully defended her dissertation on May 14.

Christopher Smyth
May 14, 2018

Christopher Smyth successfully defended his dissertation on May 11.

Anita Behari
May 3, 2018

Anita Behari successfully defended her dissertation on May 3.

Dr. Xinshun Qu
May 3, 2018

PPEM Faculty member Dr. Xinshun Qu who has just been promoted from Assistant Research Professor to Associate Research Professor.

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May 2, 2018

Penn State will host world-renowned scientists as part of the 21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes, set for June 19-22 in the Huck Life Sciences Building on the University Park campus.

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May 1, 2018

Students showcased their work at the 2018 Undergraduate Exhibition at the HUB-Robeson Center on April 18.

Jen Petrella (Image: Michael McDade)
May 1, 2018

One year after graduating, Penn State alumna Jen Petrella is using her four-year degree to help fight cancer at the University of Pennsylvania.