Northeast SARE Selects Bautista Jalón for 2017 Grant

July 24, 2017

Northeast SARE awards Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón a 2017 Graduate Student Grant.

Wingfield Receives MSA Honorary Member Award

July 19, 2017

Mycological Society of America awards Brenda Wingfield the Honorary Member, the highest award to international fungal scholars.

Plant Pathology Association Tours Campus Green Roofs

July 19, 2017

Plant Science Ph.D. student Julianna Razryadov gave PPA students a campus green roofs tour on July 19.

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Course Concludes

July 11, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Natali Özber concluded her Upward Bound 2017 course on July 11.

Esker Begins Epidemiology Position in PPEM

July 3, 2017

On July 1 Paul Esker joined PPEM as Assistant Professor specializing in epidemiology and field crop extension.

San Joaquin County Farm Advisor Visits Gugino Lab

June 26, 2017

Dr. Brenna Aegerter, UC Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Farm Advisor, visits Gugino Lab.

Financial Assistant Bell Confer Joins PPEM

June 26, 2017

Arabella (Bell) Confer joins PPEM as Financial Assistant beginning June 26.

Malting Barley Research Supports Craft Beer Industry

June 22, 2017

Dr. Alyssa Collins helped with project to provide growers and industry with comprehensive study information especially focused on disease control.

Penn State joins International Phytobiomes Alliance

June 6, 2017

In keeping with Penn State's recent focus on microbiome research, the University will join the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research as a sponsoring partner, both organizations announced on June 6. An international, nonprofit consortium of academic institutions, large and small companies, and governmental agencies, the Phytobiomes Alliance was established in 2016 to coordinate public-private research projects on various aspects of agriculturally relevant phytobiomes.

Plant Friends and Foes 2017 Program Launches

June 5, 2017

Year two of three-year USDA NIFA AFRI project directed by Dr. Tim McNellis began eight-week summer program on June 5.

Dr. Lydia Tymon Visits Bull Lab

June 2, 2017

Dr. Lydia Tymon from WSU Mount Vernon NW Washington Research & Extension Center visits Bull Lab.

Visiting Ph.D. Student Joins Bull Lab

May 30, 2017

Ph.D. student Khumbuzile Bophela joins the Bull Lab this summer, beginning May 30.

Rosa Proposal Selected to Faculty Development Fund

May 23, 2017

Cristina Rosa's travel proposal was selected to a faculty development fund to support her travel to Croatia.

Jiménez Gasco and Peter Receive Program Support for Research

May 23, 2017

A proposal by Drs. Jiménez Gasco and Peter receive program support for fruit production research funds, effective July 1.

Chance Interaction Leads to High Impact Research

May 22, 2017

Research tangent pursued in 2012 by inquisitive PhD student Matt Kasson provided starting point for international collaboration.

Kang elected Fellow of American Phytopathological Society

May 18, 2017

Seogchan Kang, professor of plant pathology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society, an honor given to members in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of plant pathology.

Faculty to Present at Microbiome Center Workshop

May 18, 2017

Drs. Bell, Hockett, and Peter to present at Penn State Microbiome Center's "An Apple a Day!" event on May 24.

2017 APS Foundation Student Travel Awardees Announced

May 18, 2017

Anita Behari and Ningxiao Li receive APS travel awards to present research at 2017 Annual Meeting.

Hockett Lab Welcomes Stacey Scott

May 15, 2017

The Hockett Lab welcomed new Research Technologist Stacey Scott on May 15.

Professor Emeritus James R. Bloom, Sr., Dies

May 11, 2017

PPEM mourns the loss of Dr. James R. Bloom, Sr., who died on May 10. He was Dept. Head, 1975-1976, and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1987.

Joint Genome Institute Awards Sequencing to Bell

May 5, 2017

Dr. Terrence Bell was awarded DOE Joint Genome Institute sequencing from the Small-scale Microbial/Metagenome Program on May 5.

Plant sciences student helps research natural fungicide

April 27, 2017

Cullen Dixon, a plant sciences major, participates in a lab that tests the effectiveness of secondary metabolite compounds produced by sorghum as potential biopesticides in combating foliar diseases of Zea mays, or corn.

Student from South Africa Visits PPEM

April 27, 2017

PPEM welcomes Ph.D. student Andrea Wilson, visiting for two months from the University of Pretoria.

Melissa Finley Defends Master's Thesis

April 25, 2017

Congratulations to M.S. student Melissa Finley for successfully defending her thesis on April 25.

Ag Sciences graduate students win prestigious research fellowships

April 25, 2017

Three graduate students in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences -- Phillip Martin, Ismaiel Szink and Rachel Rozum -- recently received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Alumna Pfeufer Enjoys Statewide Responsibilities at University of Kentucky

April 24, 2017

Emily Pfeufer (M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2014) is Assistant Extension Professor in Dept. of Plant Pathology at the University of Kentucky.

Bull Presents Lightning Talk at Blue-White Science Expo

April 22, 2017

Dr. Carolee Bull discussed her research in a lightning talk for the Blue-White Science Expo on April 22.

Minkenberg Selected for Alumni Association Dissertation Award

April 18, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Bastian Minkenberg was selected for Penn State's Alumni Association Dissertation Award of $5,000.

Aarushi Rana Uses Mushroom Minor to Benefit Her Home

April 17, 2017

Mushroom Science and Technology minor Aarushi Rana aims to make life better in Mumbai, India.

Ohio State Exchange Lecturer Vrisman Visits PPEM

April 17, 2017

Cláudio Maurício Vrisman, Ph.D. student from Ohio State, was a seminar exchange program speaker on April 17.