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April 4, 2014

Dr. Gretchen Kuldau is the Coordinator for the iMPS in Homeland Security: Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Option.

Dr. Carolee Bull
April 1, 2014

On March 25, 2014 the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology hosted a professional development workshop titled “How to Be Your Own Best Mentor.”

Dr. Gary Moorman
March 26, 2014

This is the highest honor given to American Phytopathological Society (APS) members in recognition of meritorious contributions to the discipline of plant pathology. Moorman will be named a Fellow at the national meeting in August 2014 in St. Paul, Minnesota, recognizing his more than 30 years of service to the profession.

photo by: Emily Pfeufer
March 12, 2014

Sweet onion production has soared in Pennsylvania in recent years and bacterial disease challenges have grown right along with production. Steve Bogash provided interview-type questions to Emily Pfeufer, Ph.D. candidate working with Beth Gugino, Vegetable Pathologist due to her four years of research into sweet onion bacterial diseases.

Polo shirts with the new Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology name
March 11, 2014

The Plant Pathology Association (PPA) is holding a polo shirt fundraiser!

Freddy Magdama (left)
February 26, 2014

Congratulations to Freddy Magdama, PhD Candidate in Plant Pathology and graduate student in the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) duel-title degree program, for being awarded a Graduate International Research Competitive Grant through the College of Agricultural Sciences' Office of International Programs.

February 26, 2014

Congratulations to Drs. Timothy McNellis, Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, and Kari Peter, and also to Sarah Bardsley (PhD Candidate in Plant Pathology) who were among the faculty and students who competed for, and received, grants following proposal presentations and reviews on Thursday, February 20, at the Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) in Biglerville, PA.

Mucor rot (Courtesy Kari Peter)
February 25, 2014

Those rotten apples you find in bins of fruit as you pull them from storage for packing and sale had their genesis several months ago, when you picked those apples and put them into storage.

February 25, 2014

On February 7, 2014, the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology hosted five prospective Plant Pathology graduate students for interviews.

Sara May
January 6, 2014

Sara is the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology's Plant Disease Clinic supervisor and the Director of the new Plant Health Resource Center, a joint effort of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, PhD Candidate in Plant Pathology
December 11, 2013

Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Pathology, has received a 2013-14 College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant! Laura's proposal, titled "Novel Virulence Genes in Erwinia amylovoa, the Fire Blight Pathogen," was selected as one of ten proposals throughout the College to receive this award. Laura is advised by Dr. Tim McNellis.

Patrick Thomas - McNair Scholar, Agricultural Science Major, and Plant Pathology and Agronomy Minor
November 11, 2013

Patrick Thomas really knows how to juggle—his workload, that is. This busy PSU senior is a McNair Scholar, and an Agricultural Science major pursuing both Plant Pathology and Agronomy minors.

David Carroll (M.S. '73), President of Giorgi Mushroom Company.
October 24, 2013

David graduated in 1973 with a M.S. degree in Plant Pathology advised by Dr. Lee Schisler. David’s thesis research resulted in the patenting of “Spawn Mate” a delayed released supplement widely used in the mushroom industry, which have produced the largest royalties to Penn State to date.

Dr. Fred Gildow (right)
October 18, 2013

Professor Fred Gildow, Head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology was inducted as a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society(APS) at the annual APS meeting held in Austin, Texas. This is the highest honor given to APS members in recognition of meritorious contributions to the discipline of plant pathology.

Dr. Marilyn Roossinck
October 10, 2013

This Sunday afternoon October 13th from 1pm-4pm, the Pasto Agricultural Museum will focus on 19th Century Foods. From her life-long interest in cooking and food preperation, Dr. Roossinck will discuss cooking methods and common ingredients used in household cooking, comparing them to modern cooking.

PPEM Symposium Organizing Committee and Speakers: Drs. John Pecchia, David Geiser, Regina Redman, Marilyn Roossinck, Rita Colwell, Mary Ann Bruns
October 4, 2013

A campus-wide interdisciplinary symposium on Environmental Microbiology sponsored by the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences was held on Saturday, September 28, in 100 Thomas Building.

September 27, 2013

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a dynamic individual to provide leadership and vision as Department Head.

Dr. Beth Gugino -- by: Nibil K. Mark - CDT Photo
September 27, 2013

Dr. Beth Gugino, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, and her faculty colleagues demonstrated importance and impacts of research in the College of Agricultural Sciences.