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.
SIPS plant pathologist Meg McGrath recently was invited to the Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, in Henan Province, China, to give a seminar, meet with students, and visit farms.
Maria Harrison, courtesy professor in the Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, and Mariana Wolfner are among 100 new members of the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30.
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.
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.
SIPS graduate student Morgan Carter was recently interviewed on “Locally Sourced Science (LSS)” by fellow graduate student Nick Segerson. Carter described her experiences using Skype a Scientist to connect with primary and secondary students across the country, answer questions, and change preconceptions about who scientists are and what they do.
A special volume of Advances in Virus Research is dedicated to the memory of Milton Zaitlin (1927–2016), professor and virologist in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. The special volume includes a retrospective on his career, achievements, and legacy and seven chapters on diverse aspects of plant virology, written by Zaitlin's former students, post-docs, and visiting scientists.