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Welcome to the Field of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology, which is managed by the Section of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology in the School of Integrative Plant Sciences at Cornell University.

From our beginnings as one of the first departments of plant pathology in the country, our tradition of excellence has centered on training graduate students for leadership in the field.  As a graduate student in our Department, you will be part of this extraordinary legacy.

We invite you to explore our three program concentrations

Or browse our faculty profiles to see where you would fit into our team.

Graduate Student Research Spotlight

Megan Hall

Megan Hall

My interests are focused on late-season bunch rots in wine grapes (Vitis vinifera), primarily Botrytis cinerea and Sour Rot. I conduct field-based research in which I seek to employ canopy management techniques and other cultural practices to reduce the incidence of these diseases in the vineyard.