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2016

Mamiro Empowers Tanzania's Rural Women
March 31, 2016
Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.
New M.S. Student Hopes to Improve Agricultural Systems
March 31, 2016
This spring semester PPEM welcomes new Plant Pathology M.S. student and visionary Genna Tesdall.
Blooms and Shrooms Club Hosts Plant Viruses Seminar
March 30, 2016
Dr. Paolo Margaria, Rosa lab postdoc, presented a seminar on plant viruses for Blooms and Shrooms, the PPEM undergraduate student club.
Potato Industry Reps Meet with PPEM Potato Researchers
March 29, 2016
Members of the Penn State Potato Research Program hosted members of the PA Potato Industry on March 29 to discuss research, farm problems, and strategies.
Spring 2016 Student-Invited Speaker Is Maryn Carlson
March 29, 2016
Student-invited colloquium speaker Maryn Carlson's presentation on March 28, 2016, was titled "Genetic dynamics of an experimental biparental population of Phytophthora capsici."
Mazzone and Gugino Travel to Honduras
March 28, 2016
Gugino and Mazzone visited Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras to obtain information for educational materials to help Western Honduran growers.
ZedX Inc. President Tracks Weather, Pests, Disease
March 22, 2016
ZedX Inc. President Joseph Russo's seminar presented the historical, current, and future direction of plant disease modeling platforms and management.
Magdama Research Poster Awarded in Graduate Exhibition
March 21, 2016
Ph.D. student Freddy Magdama's Health & Life Sciences research poster won second place at the 2016 Graduate Exhibition, held March 18 and 20.
USDA NIFA AFRI Funds Undergraduate Research and Extension Fellowship Program
March 18, 2016
Fellowship program engages undergrads from minority-serving institutions and Penn State undergrads from underrepresented groups in active research and extension projects.
Klee Selected for Two APS Honors
March 15, 2016
Ph.D. student Sara Klee newly named as APS Office of Education board member and I. E. Melhus Symposium presenter at 2016 APS Annual Mtg.
Swett Describes Root Colonizing Pathogens
March 15, 2016
Cassandra Swett, Univ. of MD, presented a seminar titled "Cryptic ecology of root colonizing pathogens and applications to climate change adaptation."
Alumna Kiel Advocates for STEM Diversity and Inclusion
March 11, 2016
Former PPEM undergrad researcher Kiel takes own quest for STEM diversity and inclusion to next level of paying it forward.
Peter and Smyth Lead STEM Sessions in Harrisburg
March 9, 2016
Dr. Kari Peter and Ph.D. candidate Christopher Smyth led STEM Career Launch sessions at Penn State Harrisburg for 9th grade students.
Bull Offers Valuable Self-Mentoring Session
March 3, 2016
Dr. Carolee Bull presented the "How to Be Your Own Best Mentor" workshop on Feb. 27 for PPEM and Huck postdocs and students.
Klee Quantifies Proteins at the University of Florida
February 24, 2016
Penn State Ph.D. student Sara Klee describes her six-week study at the University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Center.
Isard Organizes and Chairs Second iPiPE Mixer
February 23, 2016
Dr. Scott Isard organized and chaired the second iPiPE Mixer in Raleigh, NC, on Feb. 9-10, 2016.
The Research Continues: Mushroom Science
February 23, 2016
Historical and current view of mushroom science that Penn State's Research Matters posted on Feb. 19, 2016.
Role Bending for Citrus Blight and Citrus Leprosis
February 22, 2016
Dr. William L. Schneider, USDA Research Plant Pathologist, was the PPEM colloquium speaker on Feb. 22.
Drs. Yang and Pecchia in Scientific American
February 18, 2016
March issue interview in Scientific American engages Drs. Yinong Yang and John Pecchia in genetic modification debate.
Eighth R.R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series Held
February 16, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey B. Jones, Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at this year's Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series.
Phytobiome Network Becomes a Reality
February 11, 2016
The College of Agricultural Sciences phytobiome network held its first event this week and moves Penn State's microbiome initiative forward.
Blooms & Shrooms Undergrad Club Launches
February 9, 2016
A dynamic group of undergraduate researchers and minors has formed Blooms & Shrooms, the first-ever PPEM undergraduate club.
Mazzone Reflects on Presenting Research
February 9, 2016
M.S. student Jennie Mazzone describes the meaning and value she derived from presenting at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.
Alumna Testen Hones Skills for Int'l Workplace
February 3, 2016
Penn State News features alumna Anna Testen (M.S. 2012) in Int'l Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program article.
Geiser a Highly Cited Researcher 2015
February 3, 2016
Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of the world's most influential scientific minds, including Dr. David M. Geiser.
Yang Gives Invited Talks in St. Louis, Orlando, and San Diego
February 2, 2016
In December and January Dr. Yinong Yang gave several invited talks on genome editing and precision breeding.
Rosa Co-PI in USAID Grant-Sponsored SE Asia Research
January 31, 2016
Dr. Cristina Rosa visits Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal for IPM project sponsored by USAID.
Turfgrass Disease Research Advances
January 28, 2016
Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Professor Wakar Uddin outlines advances in turfgrass disease research.
Postdoc Weiya Xue Joins Potato Program
January 26, 2016
Dr. Weiya Xue became a postdoctoral scholar in the Penn State Potato Program in January 2016.
Visiting Scholar Returns to Roossinck Lab
January 25, 2016
Dr. Mahtab Peyambari returns to Penn State from Iran to begin long-term research in Dr. Marilyn Roossinck's lab.
Farm Show's "Mush-Room" Booth Rich in Content
January 20, 2016
M.S. Student Garrett Morrison gives an in-depth look at PA Farm Show's "Mush-Room" booth.
Pita Presents W. Africa Virus Epidemiology Project Seminar
January 19, 2016
Dr. Justin Pita introduced the West Africa Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) project to PPEM faculty and students in his January 2016 seminar.
Farm Show Booth Is Annual Tradition for FREC Volunteers
January 15, 2016
Fruit Research and Extension Center faculty and staff show appreciation to State Horticultural Association of PA at PA Farm Show.
Harvey Touts Mushrooms at PA Farm Show
January 12, 2016
When interviewed by the York Daily Record at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show this week, Ph.D. Student Rob Harvey lauded mushrooms and the mushroom industry.
Industry Donation of Graduate Housing Bolsters Penn State Fruit Research
January 11, 2016
State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania funding for graduate-student housing at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center will enhance research and the regional economy.
Capasso and Mazzone Place First in APS Graduate Competitions
January 7, 2016
Sarah Bardsley Capasso and Jennie Diehl Mazzone each took first place in the APS Northeastern Division meeting's graduate oral paper and poster competitions.