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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.

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April 30, 2018

Innovative undergraduate research programs from Penn State and Gettysburg College came together this weekend at Lake Raystown to share experiences hunting phages from land and sea.

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April 30, 2018

Each May, the expression "flower power" takes on a new meaning at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Manheim, Lancaster County, when an 85-year-old tradition -- the Penn State Flower Trials -- gets under way.

Steven Lindow (left) and John Pecchia tour the Mushroom Research Center at Penn State. (Image: Kevin Hockett)
April 29, 2018

Steven E. Lindow, professor and executive associate dean for the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, was the guest speaker at the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series, on April 23, 2018, in Buckhout Laboratory at Penn State's University Park campus.

Ed Kaiser, Research Support Technologist, holds a Petri dish containing a mushroom culture. (Image: Matt Black)
April 26, 2018

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology recently appointed Edward Kaiser as Research Support Technologist for the Mushroom Spawn Lab. The position was previously held by Vija Wilkinson, who served the department for 30 ½ years.

From front left to right: Drs. Sarah Pethbridge (Cornell University), Scott Isard (PSU-PPEM), Pierce Paul (Ohio State University), Paul Esker (PSU-PPEM), Neil McRoberts (UC-Davis), and Peter Ojiambo (North Carolina State University)
April 23, 2018

Thanks to funds from the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology’s Francl Endowment, the program of Dr. Paul Esker hosted Drs. Sarah Pethybridge (Cornell University), Neil McRoberts (University of California-Davis), Pierce Paul (Ohio State University) and Peter Ojiambo (North Carolina State University) from April 16 to 20.

April 19, 2018

Steven E. Lindow, professor and executive associate dean for the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the guest speaker at the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series, from 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. April 23, in 112 Buckhout Laboratory...

Robert Harvey
April 16, 2018

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