2021 Department awards and scholarships recipients announced

April 2, 2021

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology announced its 2021 awards and scholarships recipients during their virtual awards ceremony on March 31.

Department welcomes new support staff

February 23, 2021

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology welcomed a new support staff member, Abigail Deaven, earlier this year. Deaven's position supports department research of bacteriocins and bacteriophage in biological control of pathogens causing blotch on mushrooms.

Department welcomes research technologist

January 28, 2021

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology welcomes new research technologist, Shaheen Bibi, who joined Bull Lab earlier this month. Bibi will serve as the lab manager for the team.

Postdoctoral scholar joins Bull Lab

January 21, 2021

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology welcomes new postdoctoral scholar, Raymond García-Rodríguez, who joined the Bull Lab earlier this month.

Doctoral student awarded Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

January 14, 2021

Rachel Herschlag, a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2020-21 Distinguished Graduate Fellowships.

Bull elected fellow of American Phytopathological Society

August 24, 2020

Carolee Bull, professor of systematic bacteriology and 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.

Rosenthal Passes Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

April 28, 2020

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Emma Rosenthal for passing her comprehensive examination.

2020 Department awards and scholarships recipients announced

March 3, 2020

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology announced its 2020 awards and scholarships recipients during their annual winter celebration on February 17 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center in State College.

Mainello successfully defends thesis

December 12, 2019

Amanda Mainello successfully defended her thesis on December 11, 2019.

Penn State's Latinx Agricultural Network aims to help Latinx members of PA's agriculture industry

November 15, 2019

Emma Rosenthal and Ilsa Huerta, both graduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences, began working together in 2017 because of a shared realization.

Doctoral student in College of Agricultural Sciences creates global connections

October 24, 2019

As a de la Torre Scholar in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Terry Torres-Cruz aspires to foster relationships between the college and Latin America by sharing her connections and experiences.

Latinx Agricultural Network formed at Penn State to address community's needs

October 10, 2019

A new strategic planning group at Penn State seeks to enhance engagement and continue to provide support to Pennsylvania’s Latinx agricultural community.

Plant pathologist awarded grant to aid global study of seedborne pathogens

October 3, 2019

A nearly $4 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-university team of researchers as they explore bacterial pathogens causing leaf spot diseases that are damaging valuable agricultural crops such as watermelon and pumpkin.

Trailblazers: Carolee Bull Investigates the Microbiome

September 18, 2019

Interdisciplinary work truly defines Carolee Bull, director of Penn State's Microbiome Center and professor and department head of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology. Her research centers around translational taxonomy which is the use of bacterial systematics, combined with epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant and mushroom pathogens and biological control agents to manage plant and mushroom diseases. Bull’s work spans some of the most pressing issues of food security, such as global seed health.

ICPP Plenary Session is available to watch

July 30, 2018

Plenary Session – Plant Health is the Earth’s Wealth featuring “Taxing Times – Plant Pathogens in a Global Economy,” by Dr. Carolee T. Bull.

Doctoral student in plant pathology receives NSF research grant

April 13, 2018

Emma Rosenthal, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be able to advance her research interests in plant pathology after receiving a grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will support Rosenthal's research on bacterial leaf spot, a disease that infects lettuce plants.

College of Agricultural Sciences Department Head Honored by Alma Mater

November 1, 2017

Dr. Carolee Bull was recognized for her professional achievements by her alma mater, Ohio University, during a ceremony in Athens, Ohio, on October 27.

Microbiome Center Presentations to Explore Art and Science Collaborations

October 24, 2017

The Microbiome Research Center's November mini-symposium will show how artists and scientists can work together to forge a better understanding of the world.

Martins Presents at SACNAS 2017 Annual Meeting

October 21, 2017

Dr. Samuel Martins presented at the 2017 conference, which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19-21.

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.

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.

Ramos-Sepúlveda Accepts Assistant Professor Position

July 31, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ramos-Sepúlveda Presents at APS Caribbean Division Meeting

March 1, 2017

Dr. Laura Ramos-Sepúlveda presented in Costa Rica at the APS meeting which incoming faculty member Dr. Paul Esker helped to organize.

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.