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.

From Corn to Cattle, Gene Editing Is About to Supercharge Agriculture

April 17, 2017

Yahoo News reports on the “CRISPR Revolution" and Yinong Yang's gene-edited mushrooms.

PPEM Annual Awards Ceremony

April 13, 2017

The Dept. of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology held its 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 13.

Rosenthal Receives NASA PSGC Graduate Fellowship

April 12, 2017

Commitment to outreach a major focus of Rosenthal's 2017-2018 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship.

Student-Invited Staskawicz Gives R.R. Nelson Memorial Lecture

April 10, 2017

Dr. Brian Staskawicz delivered the Richard R. Nelson Memorial Lecture on April 10.

Ramos-Sepúlveda and Bull Collaborate with Lincoln University

April 6, 2017

Drs. Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda began mushroom research collaboration with Lincoln University on April 6.

Dr. Erica Goss Visits PPEM

April 4, 2017

Dr. Erica Goss, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, was PoppR Workshop instructor and colloquium speaker on April 3.

Yueying Chen Begins Work at Kansas State

April 3, 2017

December 2016 graduate Yueying Chen begins work as postdoctoral fellow at Kansas State on April 3.

Visiting Professor Brenda Wingfield Joins PPEM

April 1, 2017

Visiting Professor Brenda D. Wingfield brings mentorship and enhances University of Pretoria collaboration beginning April 1.

Gamma Sigma Delta Chapter Recognizes Beyer for Extension Excellence

March 31, 2017

Dr. David Beyer was recognized for Extension Excellence in Gamma Sigma Delta chapter ceremony on March 30.

Composters Value Mushroom Review Workshop

March 31, 2017

Composters discussed composting theory and practical applications at Mushroom Review workshop held on March 31.

Esker Accepts Epidemiology Position in PPEM

March 30, 2017

In August 2017 Paul Esker will join PPEM as Assistant Professor specializing in epidemiology and field crop extension.

Bell Lab Welcomes New Research Technologist

March 29, 2017

Ryan Trexler joins the Bell lab as Research Technologist on March 29.

Wodzicki Places Second in Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo

March 28, 2017

Undergraduate Lianna Wodzicki was awarded 2nd Place in the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Exposition held March 28.

Safari's Research Poster Places Second in Grad Exhibition

March 26, 2017

Ph.D. candidate Maliheh Safari received 2nd Place award in 2017 Graduate Exhibition.

Elena Christian Wins APS Poster Competition

March 23, 2017

Undergraduate Elena Christian (McNellis Lab) won first place in the APS-Potomac Division Poster competition on March 23.

Cornell Exchange Student Lecturer Cieniewicz Visits PPEM

March 20, 2017

Elizabeth Cieniewicz, Ph.D. student, Cornell University-Geneva campus, was a seminar exchange program speaker on March 20.