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Faculty Working in this Area

  • Department Head, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology
  • Director, Penn State Microbiome Center


814-865-7448

Areas of Expertise

  • Phytobacteriology
  • Translational Taxonomy
  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Biological Control
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department Head 2005-2008


Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Pathology
  • Fungal Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Director, Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center


717-653-4728

Areas of Expertise

  • Corn Disease
  • Soybean Disease
  • Wheat Disease
  • Field Crops Disease Management
  • Professor


814-865-1689

Areas of Expertise

  • Tree Diseases
  • Biocontrol
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology


814-865-0680

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated management of field crop diseases
  • Plant disease epidemiology
  • Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences
  • Professor of Mycology
  • Director, Fusarium Research Center


814-865-9773

Areas of Expertise

  • Fusarium and Aspergillus
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal systematics and evolution
  • Fungal plant and animal pathogens
  • Professor of Vegetable Pathology
  • Director of Graduate Studies


814-865-7328

Areas of Expertise

  • Integrated vegetable disease management
  • Plant pathogen diagnosis
  • Disease monitoring and forecasting
  • Sustainable crop production
  • Professor


814-865-6290

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerobiology
  • Food security
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Associate Professor
  • Coordinator and Adviser of the Minor in Plant Pathology


814-863-2355

Areas of Expertise

  • Population biology
  • Ecology of plant-associated microorganisms
  • Fusarium and Verticillium wilts
  • Associate Research Professor, Tree Fruit Pathology


717-677-6116

Areas of Expertise

  • Apple and pear diseases
  • Peach, cherry, other stone fruit diseases
  • Integrated tree fruit disease management
  • Associate Research Professor


814-867-4928

Areas of Expertise

  • Potato
  • Potato diseases
  • Professor


814-777-4498

Areas of Expertise

  • Epidemiology and management of turfgrass diseases
  • Population biology of turfgrass pathogens
  • Host defense response in turfgrass pathosystem
  • Chemical control of turfgrass diseases
  • Professor


814-867-0324

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Disease resistance and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Functional genomics and biotechnology
  • Genome editing and engineering
  • Rice and mushroom precision breeding
  • Gene-edited and genetically modified organisms