College of Ag Sciences recognizes faculty, staff for research achievements

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the 2023 Research Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Q&A: Modeling measles amidst a global disruption in vaccine supplies

According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Nov. 17 in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a drop in vaccination coverage led to a 72% increase in reported measles cases and a 43% increase in measles deaths during 2021-22.

First rapid tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea exhibit 100% sensitivity

Chlamydia and gonorrhea disease currently has a clinically available rapid test, but that could change thanks to a Penn State-led research team. This could be used for a variety of infections.

Manuel Llinás named as the Ernest C. Pollard Professor in Biotechnology

Manuel Llinás, distinguished professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of chemistry in the Penn State Eberly College of Science, has been named the Ernest C. Pollard Professor in Biotechnology.

Q&A: What is the Eva J. Pell ABSL-3 Laboratory for Advanced Biological Research?

Beata Clapp explains how Penn State’s Pell Lab facilitates research to forecast the severity of potential disease outbreaks and inform the development of therapeutics and diagnostics.

New strategies may reduce treatment failure in malaria by up to 81%

To slow resistance and reduce treatment failures to therapies for malaria, an international research team led by Penn State investigated various drug policy interventions in Rwanda.

Testing 58 wildlife species for SARS-CoV-2 among goals of $4.5M USDA grant

A team of researchers has received a $4.5 million grant to test wild animals for SARS-CoV-2 with a goal of monitoring for potential spillback to humans.

Heard on Campus: Martha Nelson on the SARS-CoV-2 virus in deer

“There don’t appear to be evolutionary adaptations required for human SARS-CoV-2 virus to transmit in deer so far,” said Eberly College of Science alumna Martha Nelson, reflecting on her past two years of work as a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics hosts infectious disease conference

The Penn State Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) will welcome 350 scientists from around the globe to discuss parasites and pathogens affecting plants, animals and humans, as part of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease conference.

Penn State announces 2023 University-wide faculty and staff awards

Each spring, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the University's faculty and staff who go above and beyond in their work at Penn State.