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.
The new Golden Nematode Quarantine Facility will support scientists' cutting-edge research in the fight against nematodes - microscopic worms that threaten New York State's $54 million potato industry.
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.