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November 18, 2016

Dr. Cristina Rosa will conduct a two-year project using a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

November 18, 2016

Clarivate Analytics presents Highly Cited Researchers, 2016, which includes Dr. David M. Geiser.

Image: Yinong Yang, Penn State University
October 19, 2016

Dr. Yinong Yang's gene-edited mushroom wins "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State University
October 19, 2016

Congratulations to Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón for her funded proposal supported by the James F. and Marilyn L. Tammen Memorial Endowment for International Plant Pathology.

Image: Penn State University
October 16, 2016

Minkenberg in Des Moines Oct 8-15 for Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug Int'l Scholars Program activities.

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State University
October 7, 2016

Dr. Scott Isard joins group of world's experts to present latest research and discuss effects of climate on microbes, insects, and host-plant interactions.

Image: Terrence Bell, Cornell University
October 4, 2016

Terrence Bell has accepted the offer to become PPEM's new Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes on February 1.

Image: Kevin Hockett, University of Arizona
September 3, 2016

Hockett will join PPEM as an Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and will be a Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor in the Huck Institute of Life Sciences.

Image: Andrew May, Penn State University
August 31, 2016

Drew May's project was selected for funding through the College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Student Research program.

Vegetable pathology team harvesting the nitrogen trial at Rock Springs | Foreground: Jennifer Petrella (L) and Laura del Sol Bautista Jalón (R) | Image: Jennie Mazzone, Penn State University
July 22, 2016

Vegetable pathology team completes onion harvest at Larson Ag Research Center and SE Ag Research and Extension Center.

Image: NASA
July 18, 2016

Successful rocket launch at 12:45 a.m. today takes mushroom experiment to International Space Station on Wednesday.

Dr. Anthony Stobbe, workshop organizer and instructor
July 15, 2016

The first PPEM Bioinformatics Workshop, a beginner’s guide to basic sequence analysis, was held July 11–15.

May 22, 2016

The Daily Local News features Dr. David Beyer addressing West Chester area mushroom flies infestation.

May 16, 2016

Research Support Technologist Vija Wilkinson aids Int'l Space Station Mission 8.

April 23, 2016

Ph.D. candidate Freddy Magdama reports on the emergence of FocTR4 and int'l efforts to address this banana industry threat.

April 20, 2016

Dr. Yinong Yang's work has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

April 12, 2016

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture decided on April 12 that the transgene-free, CRISPR-edited mushroom is not a regulated article.

Image: Delphina Mamiro
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.

Gugino and Mazzone (center) with Horticulture Innovation Lab workers (left) and Zamorano student translator (right)
March 28, 2016

Gugino and Mazzone visited Zamorano Agricultural University in Honduras to obtain information for educational materials to help Western Honduran growers.

Photo credit: Sara Klee
February 24, 2016

Penn State Ph.D. student Sara Klee describes her six-week study at the University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Center.