Latest News

Image: Jim McQuaide, VJM Photography
April 28, 2016

This year's Arbor Day Celebration at the Penn State Arboretum included a new PPEM station which focused on the role of microbes.

April 23, 2016

Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama reports on the emergence of FocTR4 and int'l efforts to address this banana industry threat.

Dr. Carolee Bull (L) and Sara May (R)
April 22, 2016

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its Annual Awards Ceremony on April 21.

April 20, 2016

Dr. Yinong Yang's work has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

April 20, 2016

Onward State considers Mushroom Science and Technology one of the "Coolest Penn State Minors You Never Knew Existed."

(L-R) Jennifer Petrella, Drew May, Rob Harvey, and Lianna Wodzicki. Image: Christopher Smyth
April 19, 2016

On April 19 the College of Agricultural Sciences hosted students from two Philadelphia high schools for Plant Sciences Recruitment Day.

April 19, 2016

2014 graduate Hilary Kessler Cheesman manages an Infectious Diseases and Immunology lab at UMass Medical School.

Dr. Kelly L. Ivors
April 19, 2016

Alumna Dr. Kelly Ivors (Ph.D. 2002) presented a PPEM seminar about the strawberry industry's response to methyl bromide loss.

Image: Steven Lee
April 18, 2016

2011 graduate Steven Lee sends news of his work from the past five years and his new position in the Grape and Prunus Breeding Program.

2016 Earth Day Birthday plant pathology and mycology interactive table. Image: Christopher Smyth
April 17, 2016

This year's "Earth Day Birthday" at Millbrook Marsh included more than 500 visitors and an interactive table for plant pathology and mycology.

April 13, 2016

Dr. Paolo Margaria was invited to give a lecture in plant virology as part of the Penn State postdoc visitation program.

April 12, 2016

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture decided on April 12 that the transgene-free, CRISPR-edited mushroom is not a regulated article.

Drs. Anna Whitfield and María del Mar Jiménez Gasco
April 11, 2016

Dr. Anna Whitfield, Kansas State University, presented a seminar titled, "Interactions Mediating Transmission of Viruses by Arthropod Vectors" on April 11.

April 11, 2016

Freddy Magdama was awarded 2nd Place at the Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium.

April 8, 2016

Elena Christian, one of Dr. Tim McNellis's undergraduate students, was photographed while discussing her fire blight research at the 2016 Undergraduate Exhibition.

(L-R) Drs. Carolee Bull and Ron Walcott
April 4, 2016

Dr. Ron Walcott led a diversity workshop for PPEM and presented a seminar on managing seed-borne bacterial diseases on April 4.

(L-R) Bastian Minkenberg and Dr. Sona Bandey, who hosted Bastian's visit to the Danforth Center.
April 4, 2016

Bastian Minkenberg presented his most recent progress on “Advancing crop genome engineering with tools to edit multiple genes.”

Dr. Seong Hwan Kim | Image: Seogchan Kang
April 2, 2016

Dr. Seong Hwan Kim, Plant Pathologist Supervisor at the PA Dept. of Agriculture and PPEM Adjunct Faculty, retired on April 1.

(L to R) are PPEM members Carolee Bull, Beth Gugino, Jasmine Dillion (Animal Sci.-honorary PPEM), Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón, and Freddy Magdama.
April 1, 2016

PPEM was well represented among this year's Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo award winners and new society initiates.

Image: Delphina Mamiro
March 31, 2016

Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.