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Meet our faculty: Clare Casteel

Nov 27, 2019

Among faculty joining Cornell CALS this fall aree Clare Casteel, associate professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology section. Casteel comes to us from UC-Davis where she led a research program focusing on plant-microbe interactions, virology, and plant-virus-vector interactions.

Congratulations to our 2019 SIPS graduates!

May 31, 2019

Congratulations to the 36 graduate students and 58 undergraduates recognized by SIPS as part of the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies.  Graduates included ten PhD students in the Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology in addition to undergraduates advised and mentored in the Section.

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UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungal fight

Apr 30, 2019

A team of researchers led by Cornell AgriTech’s David Gadoury has spent the last five years refining the science and applied technology behind using ultraviolet (UV) light to kill the fungi that cause powdery mildew. This year, the team will work with leading growers and extension divisions across the US to conduct nearly 20 trials with numerous crops.

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Student profile: Elizabeth Cieniewicz

Apr 16, 2019

Elizabeth Cieniewicz, a doctoral student in the Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (PPPMB) Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science, shares some of the unique opportunities she had during her graduate work at Cornell AgriTech.