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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.

Donald Davis, a Penn State professor, says the herbarium can be compared to a library. Image by Town & Gown.
April 16, 2018

Donald Davis, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, has experienced this hands-on learning through workshops and interaction with Chamberlain to identify plants.

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April 13, 2018

Emma Rosenthal, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Learning to Apply R to Microbiome Data Workshop Presented by Dr. Terrence Bell
April 12, 2018

Dr. Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, hosted a two-hour workshop entitled Learning to Apply R to Microbiome Data on March 30th, 2018.

Image: Kaixi Zhao
April 11, 2018

Two educators in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received recognition for their teaching.

(L to R) are PPEM members Juan Francisco Iturralde Martinez, Chauncy Hinshaw, Laura Kaminsky and Phillip Martin who participated in the GSD Research Expo.
April 4, 2018

On March 27, 2018, the Penn State Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta held its 24th annual research expo on the Huck Life Sciences Bridge followed by the Celebration of Excellence on March 29th held in partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences.

March 20, 2018

Faculty and graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences illustrated how their research touches every corner of the world during the inaugural Global Gallery, a symposium hosted by the International Agriculture and Development dual-title graduate program (INTAD) and its student association.

Some of the participants in the Agricultural Epidemiology workshop taught by Paul Esker at the Autonomous University of Mexico State
March 12, 2018

From February 26 through March 2, Dr. Paul Esker had the opportunity to visit the Autonomous University of Mexico State (la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, UAEM), where he presented an invited talk in the graduate seminar series, as well as a week-long workshop on agricultural epidemiology.

March 2, 2018

This is a nice reminder of why we will be celebrating her career with an upcoming retirement party on JUNE 16, 2018 (SAVE THE DATE). Announcements and instructions for registering for the event will be published here shortly.

February 28, 2018

Natali Ozber Plant Biology PhD candidate and PPEM student was selected for the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award from the Penn State Graduate School.

February 15, 2018

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

February 15, 2018

Helping undergraduate students understand scientific knowledge through participation in research is a top priority for faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

February 12, 2018

Report from 2017-18 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant recipient Terrence Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

February 9, 2018

Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.

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December 20, 2017

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

Credit: Michael Houtz, Penn State
December 8, 2017

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