Nov 28, 2023
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.
Nov 28, 2023
Researchers predict climate change-driven reduction in beneficial plant microbes
Bacteria that benefit plants are thought to be a critical contributor to crops and other ecosystems, but climate change may reduce their numbers, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. They published their findings in Nature Food.
Oct 30, 2023
Plant pathologist to research plant diseases in organic vegetables
Sharifa Crandall will use a $800,000 grant from the USDA’s Organic Transitions initiative to study methods to suppress soilborne pathogens in vegetable high tunnels.
Oct 09, 2023
Podcast explores impacts of inter-species microbial interactions
Over the past two decades, scientists have discovered that all multicellular life forms on Earth, including human beings, play host to a multitude of microorganisms.
Sep 28, 2023
Q&A: Indigenous community-first approach to more ethical microbiome research
Microbiome samples from Indigenous communities have played an important role in furthering Western medicine but have often been excluded from the research process and may miss out on the benefits that result from their contributions to science.
Oct 03, 2023
Penn State rises in THE World University Rankings; places 20th among US publics
Penn State ranked 20th for U.S. public universities, and 42nd in the nation overall, in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Sep 28, 2023
Q&A: Searching for life where it shouldn’t exist
A team of Penn State scientists is working to solve one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries: how life originated on Earth — and how it might have evolved on other planets.
Sep 22, 2023
Researchers aim to reduce antimicrobial resistance in Puerto Rico dairy industry
Using a $1 million grant from the USDA, a Penn State-led research team will assess levels of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms in Puerto Rico's dairy industry and train farmers and students to mitigate the health threat they pose.
Sep 15, 2023
Penn State-led team to study climate-threatened Colombian Paramos’ soil microbes
Estelle Couradeau will lead an international team researching how climate change will affect soil microbes in the ecologically fragile and important Paramos ecosystem in Colombia’s Andes Mountains.
Sep 11, 2023
One Health Microbiome Center honors creativity and mentoring with award series
The One Health Microbiome Center (OHMC) below has named eight recipients for its 2023-24 Inaugural Award Series.