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Wheatley successfully defends thesis

Matthew Wheatley successfully defended his thesis on June 9, 2020.

Hinshaw Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Chauncy Hinshaw for passing his comprehensive examination.

Spring 2020 Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Graduates

Meet some of PPEM's 2020 Ph.D., M.S., Intercollege, and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.

Karemera successfully defends thesis

Karemera successfully defended his thesis on April 30, 2020.

Rosenthal Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Emma Rosenthal for passing her comprehensive examination.

Graduate students in plant pathology awarded research grants, honorable mentions

Three graduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences were among those who received grants and honorable mentions this year from the National Science Foundation.

2020 Department awards and scholarships recipients announced

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology announced its 2020 awards and scholarships recipients during their annual winter celebration on February 17 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College.

Smith Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Mary for passing her qualifying exam on February 24.

President forms task force to look at student food and housing security

Food and housing insecurity is a growing issue for students at colleges and universities across the United States. Recent reports from both The Hope Center and the U.S. General Accounting Office have found these issues on college campuses nationwide. To help address this problem at Penn State, University President Eric Barron has formed a University Task Force on Food and Housing Security.

Sutherland Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Jeremy for passing his qualifying exam on January 27.

Aleman Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Max for passing his qualifying exam on January 21.

Bautista Jalón successfully defends thesis

Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón successfully defended her thesis on December 18, 2019.

Mainello successfully defends thesis

Amanda Mainello successfully defended her thesis on December 11, 2019.

Zhao successfully defends thesis

Kaixi Zhao successfully defended her thesis on November 26, 2019.

Penn State's Latinx Agricultural Network aims to help Latinx members of PA's agriculture industry

Emma Rosenthal and Ilsa Huerta, both graduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences, began working together in 2017 because of a shared realization.

Castro Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Johanny for passing his qualifying exam on November 8.

Martin Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Phillip L Martin for passing his comprehensive examination.

Hsieh-Feng Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Vicki Hsieh-Feng for passing her comprehensive examination.

Lauritzen Passes Oral Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Elisa Lauritzen for passing her oral qualifying exam on October 22.

Kaminsky passes qualifying exam

Congratulations to Laura for passing her qualifying exam on October 11.

Latinx Agricultural Network formed at Penn State to address community's needs

A new strategic planning group at Penn State seeks to enhance engagement and continue to provide support to Pennsylvania’s Latinx agricultural community.

Iturralde Martinez successfully defends thesis

Juan Francisco Iturralde Martinez successfully defended his thesis on September 20, 2019.

Paukett Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Michelle for passing her qualifying exam on September 12.

Graduate student awarded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program selected Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu as a recipient for the 2019 Graduate Student Research Grant Award.

AG Journeys: Melissa Mercado

At Penn State, step out of the classroom and into the greatest laboratory in the world—the Pennsylvania wilds, a hive of agricultural activity in every direction.

Torres-Cruz Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Terry for passing her qualifying exam on August 19.

Held Passes Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Jeremy Held for passing his qualifying exam on July 25.

Walls successfully defends thesis

Joseph Walls successfully defended his thesis on June 10, 2019.

May successfully defends dissertation

Sara May successfully defended her dissertation on June 10.

Workshop series provides foundation for writing

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences recently concluded a seven-session writing productivity workshop on April 28, 2019.

Klee receives Alumni Association Dissertation Award

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.

Ge successfully defends thesis

Siyi Ge successfully defended her thesis on May 10, 2019.

Wallace Passes Oral Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Emma Wallace for passing her oral qualifying exam on April 26.

Klee Successfully Defends Dissertation

Sara Klee successfully defended her dissertation on April 12.

Klee receives College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award

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.

May Passes Doctoral Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Sara May for passing her comprehensive examination.

Ozber Successfully Defends Dissertation

Natali Ozber successfully defended her dissertation on December 19.

Ehau-Taumaunu Passes Oral Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu for passing her oral qualifying exam on Nov. 28.

Hinshaw Passes Oral Qualifying Exam

Congratulations to Chauncy Hinshaw for passing his oral qualifying exam on Nov. 28.

Graduate students receive SACNAS travel scholarships, present at STEM diversity conference

Students and faculty from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology attended The National Diversity in STEM Conference on October 11, 2018, hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The three-day conference was held in San Antonio this year and is scheduled to take place in Honolulu next year.

Ehau-Taumaunu receives Rose Hellaby postgraduate scholarship

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, is the 2018 recipient of the Rose Hellaby postgraduate scholarship.

Graduate Students Receive Grants from Northeast SARE

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.

Tesdall Receives AIARD award and Fulbright scholarship

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

Walls Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

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

Bautista Jalon Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

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

Ehau-Taumaunu Passes Candidacy Exam

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

Hinshaw Passes Candidacy Exam

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

Wallace Passes Candidacy Exam

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

Li Successfully Defends Dissertation

Ningxiao Li successfully defended her dissertation on May 14.

Smyth Successfully Defends Dissertation

Christopher Smyth successfully defended his dissertation on May 11.

Behari Successfully Defends Dissertation

Anita Behari successfully defended her dissertation on May 3.

Harvey Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Robert Harvey for successfully defending his dissertation on Feb. 27.

Graduate Assistantships Now Available for Fall 2018

Plant Pathology Graduate Research Assistantships are available for highly-qualified applicants. Apply by December 15 for full funding consideration.

Zhao Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Kaixi Zhao for passing her comprehensive examination on December 20.

Martin Passes Oral Candidacy Exam

Congratulations to Phillip Martin who passed his doctoral oral candidacy exam on December 8.

Rosenthal Passes Oral Candidacy Exam

Congratulations to Emma Rosenthal who passed her oral candidacy exam on December 5.

Ozber Awarded CAS Graduate Student Competitive Grant

Natali Özber's proposal was selected for funding by College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grants Program.

John McDowell Visits PPEM

Dr. John M. McDowell, Professor at Virginia Tech, visited PPEM October 29-31 as a student-invited colloquium speaker.

Lindsay Triplett Visits PPEM

Dr. Lindsay Triplett from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station visited PPEM October 22-24.

Safari Successfully Defends Dissertation

Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari successfully defended her dissertation on October 16.

PPA Announces Oyster Mushroom Kit Fundraiser

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) offers oyster mushroom grow-kits to raise funds to send PPEM graduate students to conferences. Pre-order by October 18.

Manan Sharma Visits PPEM

Dr. Manan Sharma, Research Microbiologist at USDA-ARS, visited PPEM October 8-9.

Carolyn Malmstrom Visits PPEM

Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State, visited PPEM October 1-3.

James Bradeen Visits PPEM

Dr. James Bradeen, Professor and Department Head at the University of MN, visited PPEM September 24-26.

Zhonglin Mou Visits PPEM

Dr. Zhonglin Mou, University of Florida Associate Professor, was PPATH 590 Colloquium speaker on September 18.

Justin Shih Passes Oral Candidacy Exam

Justin Shih passed his Ph.D. oral candidacy exam on September 7.

Moorman Trains Graduate Students in Plant Disease Diagnoses

Emeritus Professor Gary Moorman offers valuable plant disease diagnosis techniques through PPATH 502 course.

Northeast SARE Selects Bautista Jalón for 2017 Grant

Northeast SARE awards Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón a 2017 Graduate Student Grant.

Plant Pathology Association Tours Campus Green Roofs

Plant Science Ph.D. student Julianna Razryadov gave PPA students a campus green roofs tour on July 19.

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Course Concludes

Ph.D. candidate Natali Özber concluded her Upward Bound 2017 course on July 11.

Visiting Ph.D. Student Joins Bull Lab

Ph.D. student Khumbuzile Bophela joins the Bull Lab this summer, beginning May 30.

2017 APS Foundation Student Travel Awardees Announced

Anita Behari and Ningxiao Li receive APS travel awards to present research at 2017 Annual Meeting.

Student from South Africa Visits PPEM

PPEM welcomes Ph.D. student Andrea Wilson, visiting for two months from the University of Pretoria.

Melissa Finley Defends Master's Thesis

Congratulations to M.S. student Melissa Finley for successfully defending her thesis on April 25.

Minkenberg Selected for Alumni Association Dissertation Award

Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg was selected for Penn State's Alumni Association Dissertation Award of $5,000.

Ohio State Exchange Lecturer Vrisman Visits PPEM

Cláudio Maurício Vrisman, Ph.D. student from Ohio State, was a seminar exchange program speaker on April 17.

PPEM Annual Awards Ceremony

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 13.

Rosenthal Receives NASA PSGC Graduate Fellowship

Commitment to outreach a major focus of Rosenthal's 2017-2018 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.

Student-Invited Staskawicz Gives R.R. Nelson Memorial Lecture

Dr. Brian Staskawicz delivered the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture on April 10.

Dr. Erica Goss Visits PPEM

Dr. Erica Goss, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, was PoppR Workshop instructor and colloquium speaker on April 3.

Safari's Research Poster Places Second in Grad Exhibition

Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari received 2nd Place award in 2017 Graduate Exhibition.

Cornell Exchange Student Lecturer Cieniewicz Visits PPEM

Elizabeth Cieniewicz, Ph.D. student, Cornell University-Geneva campus, was a seminar exchange program speaker on March 20.

Martin Named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Congratulations to Phillip Martin, a 2017 awardee of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Alumna Garzón is PPEM Colloquium Speaker

Alumna Carla Garzón visits PPEM faculty and students and delivers PPATH 590 seminar on March 13.

Minkenberg Successfully Defends Dissertation

Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg successfully defended his dissertation on Feb. 27.

INTAD Competitive Grant Winners Announced

M.S. student Genna Tesdall's research project was one of five student research projects awarded funding in the Fall 2016 grant cycle.

Adams County Fruit Tour Benefits PPEM Members

Ph.D. student Phillip Martin organized a Jan. 27 PPEM group tour to learn about the fruit industry in Adams County.

Dept. Welcomes Alumni and Family Members at Annual Winter Party

See photos from the PPEM Annual Winter Party held at Celebration Hall on Jan. 26.

Magdama Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama for successfully defending his dissertation on Jan. 20.

Behari Passes Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Anita Behari for passing her comprehensive exam on Jan. 12.

Talented Students Sought for 2017 PPEM Grad Assistantships

Highly-qualified candidates are invited to apply for PPEM graduate research assistantships that begin Summer or Fall 2017.