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Guest speaker Maryn Carlson (L) with Garrett Morrison (R)
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."

Gugino and Mazzone (center) with Horticulture Innovation Lab workers (left) and Zamorano student translator (right)
March 28, 2016

Gugino and Mazzone visited Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras to obtain information for educational materials to help Western Honduran growers.

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.

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.

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.

Jennie Mazzone presenting at MAFVC
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.

(L-R) Garrett Morrison, Carolee Bull, Kimberly Paley
January 20, 2016

M.S. Student Garrett Morrison gives an in-depth look at PA Farm Show's "Mush-Room" booth.

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.

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.

Jennie Mazzone (left) and Sarah Capasso (right)
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.

December 15, 2015

Jennie Mazzone was awarded funding to develop educational materials to empower Honduran women in the horticultural value chain.

Kayla A. Echols (left) in Seattle
November 17, 2015

Kayla A. Echols, Plant Biology Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Yinong Yang's lab, commends the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

Minkenberg receives MBBISP award
November 6, 2015

Bastian Minkenberg, Plant Biology Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Yinong Yang's lab, traveled last month to Des Moines, Iowa, as part of Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program.

Rob Harvey with Dr. Nina Shishkoff
October 27, 2015

Dr. Nina Shishkoff, Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Plant Pathologist, talked with faculty and students today about her work in a Biological Safety Level 3 containment facility.

October 23, 2015

Anita Behari, Ph.D. student in Dr. Gretchen Kuldau's lab, details her summer research collaboration at the University of Missouri.

September 18, 2015

Sarah Capasso and Freddy Magdama, under the supervision of Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco, received competitive travel awards to attend the 2015 American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting held in Pasadena, CA.

September 18, 2015

Ph.D. student Freddy Magdama teamed up with Sarah Eissler (M.S. student in Rural Sociology) to present a research project for the Dow-Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Awards.

September 1, 2015

Six new graduate students have joined the Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology: Edelio R. Bazán, Kayla A. Echols, Matthew S. Wheatley, Melissa L. Finley, Md Tariqul Islam, and Garrett E. Morrison.