Penn State creates new center for microbiome research

February 3, 2017

A University-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes at Penn State has led to the creation of a center for microbiome research, a fast-growing area of scientific inquiry. Microbiomes are the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere.

Fruit and Vegetable Convention Offers Workshop for Spanish Growers

February 2, 2017

Carolee Bull and Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda were among collaborators for Spanish-growers session at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention on Feb. 1.

INTAD Competitive Grant Winners Announced

January 31, 2017

M.S. student Genna Tesdall's research project was one of five student research projects awarded funding in the Fall 2016 grant cycle.

Adams County Fruit Tour Benefits PPEM Members

January 27, 2017

Ph.D. student Phillip Martin organized a Jan. 27 PPEM group tour to learn about the fruit industry in Adams County.

Dept. Welcomes Alumni and Family Members at Annual Winter Party

January 26, 2017

See photos from the PPEM Annual Winter Party held at Celebration Hall on Jan. 26.

Magdama Successfully Defends Dissertation

January 20, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama for successfully defending his dissertation on Jan. 20.

Bull Speaks at SASPP Congress and Collaborates at FABI

January 17, 2017

Carolee Bull gives memorial lecture at Southern African Society for Plant Pathology congress and plans 2017 collaborative research.

Behari Passes Comprehensive Exam

January 12, 2017

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Anita Behari for passing her comprehensive exam on Jan. 12.

Erwinia amylovora Research Proposal Awarded to Elena Christian

January 9, 2017

McNellis lab undergraduate Elena Christian receives $2000 for her Spring 2017 student research proposal.

Fusarium Research Proposal Awarded to Clara Miller

January 9, 2017

Geiser Lab undergraduate Clara Miller receives $2000 for her Spring 2017 student research proposal.

Plant Pathologist from Korea Conducts Sabbatical Research in Kang Lab

January 1, 2017

Dr. Yongho Jeon and his family arrive to begin sabbatical year in Kang lab.

Talented Students Sought for 2017 PPEM Grad Assistantships

January 1, 2017

Highly-qualified candidates are invited to apply for PPEM graduate research assistantships that begin Summer or Fall 2017.

Mamiro Empowers Tanzania's Rural Women

March 31, 2016

Alumna Delphina Mamiro (Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2007) makes a difference in the lives of women in Tanzania through teaching, research, and outreach programs.

Alumna Kiel Advocates for STEM Diversity and Inclusion

March 11, 2016

Former PPEM undergrad researcher Kiel takes own quest for STEM diversity and inclusion to next level of paying it forward.