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December 15, 2015

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

Bull Lab: (L-R) Drs. Irda Safni, Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, and Carolee Bull
December 14, 2015

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Irda Safni arrived from Indonesia on Dec. 1 to conduct research in Dr. Carolee Bull's lab.

December 8, 2015

Every year new or more frequent potato disease outbreaks mean fresh problem solving and research for PPEM Research Associate Dr. Xinshun Qu.

December 7, 2015

As of Dec. 7, 2015, PPEM alumnus Dr. Alamgir Rahman works as a postdoctoral researcher in NC State's Vegetable Pathology Lab.

December 5, 2015

Dr. Mark A. Boudreau, Penn State Brandywine Biology Instructor and specialist in epidemiology and intercropping, became a PPEM Courtesy Faculty member on Dec. 1, 2015.

Carolee Bull, December birthday celebrant, with Kimberly Paley's renowned cake
December 4, 2015

The Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology celebrated the faculty, staff, and students with November/December birthdays today.

November 24, 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Capasso and Adviser María del Mar Jiménez Gasco for Sarah's successful Ph.D. defense of "Antibiotic Resistance in Pennsylvania Stone Fruit Orchards" on Nov. 23, 2015.

November 23, 2015

The Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology faculty, staff, and students enjoyed the Plant Pathology Association's 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

(L-R) Ningxiao Li, Seogchan Kang, Md. Abul Azad, Md. Tariqul Islam, Alsayed Alfiky
November 20, 2015

Dr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad of the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, visited the Kang lab in November to consider potential collaboration.

November 19, 2015

Dr. Elwin Stewart, Professor Emeritus and former Dept. Head, donated the new sign installed today for the flowering crabapples disease resistance study plot at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center.

November 19, 2015

Dr. Kari Peter, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology from the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, PA, explains fire blight to first-year Gettysburg College Phage Biology course students.

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.

Don Davis (4th from right), Matt Davis (2nd from right), Maasai herders (1st and 3rd from left)
November 13, 2015

Dr. Donald D. Davis provides a personal narrative of his spectacular ten-day photographic safari in Tanzania with his son Matt.

Dr. Yinong Yang (4th from right) in Istanbul
November 11, 2015

Dr. Yinong Yang traveled across the country and around the world September 11-October 9 to present multiple talks and seminars on crop genome engineering.

Kaixi, just after passing her exam.
November 11, 2015

Congratulations to Kaixi Zhao, Ph.D. student in the Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology, who passed her Oral Candidacy Exam on November 10, 2015. Kaixi is advised by Dr. Cristina Rosa, Assistant Professor, Plant Virology.

Soybean harvest
November 9, 2015

Photos capture this fall's corn, soybean, and potato harvests, fall tillage, potato samples, and aerial views of the farm fields.

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.

November 6, 2015

Penn State News this week features Sara Getson, Plant Science and French double major and Plant Pathology minor, whose long-time family tradition of mushroom hunting led to her dream of a plant science career.

November 5, 2015

Egyptian Fulbright Scholar Alsayed Alfiky takes another step on his Microbial Genetics career path as a visiting scholar in Penn State’s Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology.

2015 Best Costumes
October 30, 2015

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology celebrated Halloween, October birthdays, and Dr. Vasileios Bitas's new position with Symbiota.