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From L-R: Connie Rogers, Associate Director; Peter Hudson, Director; Kelly Ness, 2017-18 Graduate Adviser; Jim Marden, Director of Operations; Bruce Chen, 2018-19 Graduate Adviser; Troy Ott, Associate Director for Graduate Education

New HGSAC Leadership Looks to Build on Recent Success

Experienced HGSAC member Bruce Chen replaces departing Kelly Ness as Graduate Adviser

Plant virus alters competition between aphid species

In the world of plant-feeding insects, who shows up first to the party determines the overall success of the gathering; yet viruses can disrupt these intricate relationships, according to researchers at Penn State.

New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species

Using a newly developed method to deliver gene-editing material to the ovary of an adult mosquito, researchers disabled a gene that caused its offspring on the right to be born with white, rather than dark, eyes.

New HGSAC Leadership Looks to Build on Recent Success

Experienced HGSAC member Bruce Chen replaces departing Kelly Ness as Graduate Adviser

Don't avoid the outdoors, avoid tick bites

Penn State researchers' study of tick-borne disease dynamics could thwart future outbreaks

Your brain with a migraine

When migraine sufferers see the tell-tale squiggly lines, light flashes and blind spots of a migraine aura, they prepare for a migraine. When researchers see the brain image of an aura, they try to figure out what causes it and if there is a way to stop the start of the migraine. Now an international team of researchers has identified the electrical activity specific to the start of migraines and demonstrated a way to stop it in animal experiments.

Penn State's Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes; a wild and untamed success

The 21st Biennial Penn State Plant Biology Symposium was a four-day event that attracted top scientists from around the world to weave a narrative about the complex and expanding field of phytobiomes

Gut microbes may partner with a protein to help regulate vitamin D

Microbes in the gut may use a protein in a process that helps the body regulate vitamin D production.

Buried Treasure

A newly discovered reef offers important lessons in resilience

An invisible world: Explore the life of 'Zombie Ants' at the Arts Festival

When Daryl Branford one of the minds behind the groundbreaking multimedia installation The Zombie Ant Experience first came to Penn State in the 90s, it was the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts that convinced him Penn State was the place for him.