Postdoc Kutubuddin Molla Joins Yang Lab

October 2, 2017

Dr. Kutubuddin Molla joined the Yang Lab as Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow on October 2.

Bell Awarded Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant

September 30, 2017

Dr. Terrence Bell is one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant Awards.

Networking Event Promotes Microbiome Research Collaborations

September 29, 2017

This year's networking event will take place at the Huck Life Sciences Building 3rd floor bridge on October 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Research Center Completes Potato Building Upgrades

September 29, 2017

The upgraded potato processing building at the Larson Agricultural Research Center will provide post-harvest research opportunities.

James Bradeen Visits PPEM

September 26, 2017

Dr. James Bradeen, Professor and Department Head at the University of MN, visited PPEM September 24-26.

Zhonglin Mou Visits PPEM

September 19, 2017

Dr. Zhonglin Mou, University of Florida Associate Professor, was PPATH 590 Colloquium speaker on September 18.

The Final Ag Frontier: Plant sciences student looks to the skies

September 15, 2017

Plant sciences student Laura Reese spent her spring semester working for NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She performed research in conditions meant to emulate growing plants in space.

Agricultural Research Center Site of Cutting-Edge Research

September 9, 2017

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, which includes Plant Pathology Farm, is hub for cutting-edge research and education.

Justin Shih Passes Oral Candidacy Exam

September 7, 2017

Justin Shih passed his Ph.D. oral candidacy exam on September 7.

Samuel Martins Joins Bull Lab

August 28, 2017

Dr. Samuel J. Martins began work as Bull Lab Research Technologist and Lab Manager on August 28.

Postdoc Prem Kandel Joins Hockett Lab

August 14, 2017

Postdoctoral scholar Prem Kandel joined the Hockett Lab on August 14.

Ramos-Sepúlveda Accepts Assistant Professor Position

July 31, 2017

Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda becomes Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Millersville University on Aug. 1.

Plant Disease Clinic at Penn State provides diagnostic, management services

July 28, 2017

The Plant Disease Clinic in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences provides clinical diagnoses of plant diseases for Pennsylvania's agricultural producers, gardeners and homeowners.

Moorman Trains Graduate Students in Plant Disease Diagnoses

July 27, 2017

Emeritus Professor Gary Moorman offers valuable plant disease diagnosis techniques through PPATH 502 course.

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.