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Image: Lianna Wodzicki, Penn State
March 28, 2017

Undergraduate Lianna Wodzicki was awarded 2nd Place in the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition held March 28.

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March 26, 2017

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

Image: Elena Christian, Penn State University
March 23, 2017

Undergraduate Elena Christian (McNellis Lab) won first place in the APS-Potomac Division Poster competition on March 23.

Image: Elizabeth Cieniewicz, Cornell University
March 20, 2017

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

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State University
March 17, 2017

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

Drs. Tim McNellis (L) and Carla Garzón (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
March 15, 2017

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

Siyi Ge | Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
March 13, 2017

M.S. student Siyi Ge and Dr. John Pecchia obtain valuable morel cultivation research results at Chinese Morel Industry Conference.

Image: Jairo Castaño Zapata, Universidad de Caldas
March 10, 2017

Alumnus Dr. Jairo Castaño Zapata (Ph.D., 1981), was recognized by Colombia's Ministry of Education on March 10.

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica | Image: Sara Viscaino
March 1, 2017

Dr. Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda presented in Costa Rica at the APS meeting which incoming faculty member Dr. Paul Esker helped to organize.

March 1, 2017

Dr. Thomas K. Mitchell, former undergraduate in the Royse Lab, was promoted to full professor at Ohio State in February 2017.

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February 27, 2017

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

February 22, 2017

The Mushroom Research Center's new compost building and renovated growing rooms will maximize reliability of research results.

Sara Getson | Image: Charlotte Getson
February 16, 2017

B.S. student Sara Getson discovers love for plant sciences through PPEM courses, faculty mentors, and lab experiences.

Image: Bimala Colavito, iDE Nepal
February 7, 2017

Cristina Rosa visited southeast Asia as part of the Asian vegetable and mango IPM IL program.

Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda presenting | Image: Carolee Bull, Penn State University
February 2, 2017

Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda were among collaborators for Spanish-growers session at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention on Feb. 1.

February 2, 2017

A university-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes leads to the creation of a center for microbiome research at Penn State.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State University
January 31, 2017

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

PPEM dept. members on tour at Knouse Foods | Image: Kari Peter, Penn State University
January 27, 2017

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

Eva Pell, Jim Bloom, and Becky Peplinski | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State University
January 26, 2017

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

(L-R) Drs. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco, Beth Gugino, Freddy Magdama, Gretchen Kuldau, David Geiser, and Mary Barbercheck | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State University
January 20, 2017

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