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Image: Matthew Kasson, West Virginia University
May 22, 2017

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

Credit: Seogchan Kang, Penn State
May 18, 2017

Dr. Seogchan Kang was elected as an APS Fellow, an honor given to members in recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of plant pathology.

May 18, 2017

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

Image: University of Minnesota Extension
May 18, 2017

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

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
May 15, 2017

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

Image: Gretchen Rebarchak, State College, PA
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.

Terrance Bell | Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
May 5, 2017

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

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
April 27, 2017

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

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
April 25, 2017

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

Image: Emily Pfeufer, 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.

Carolee Bull | Image: Michelle Hutnik, Penn State
April 22, 2017

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

Bastian Minkenberg (R) | Image: Gary Thompson, Penn State
April 18, 2017

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

Dr. Kevin Hockett (L) and Cláudio Maurício Vrisman (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
April 17, 2017

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

April 17, 2017

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

Aarushi Rana | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
April 17, 2017

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

Vija Wilkinson (L) and Carolee Bull (R) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
April 13, 2017

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

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State
April 12, 2017

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

Dr. Brian Staskawicz (L) and Sara Klee (R) | Image: Nancy Wenner, Penn State
April 10, 2017

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

Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda (L) | Image: Carolee Bull, Penn State
April 6, 2017

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

Drs. Erica Goss (L) and María del Mar Jiménez Gasco (R) | Image: Christina Dorsey, Penn State
April 4, 2017

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