David Hughes

Huck Chair in Global Food Security; Professor of Entomology and of Biology

David Hughes

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Parasite manipulation of host behavior

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Fungi Learning Ants Artificial Intelligence Vietnam Hypocreales Food Formicidae Parasites Cassava New Combination Brain Image Segmentation Disease Detection Food Assistance Ophiocordyceps Fungus Disease Diagnosis Plant Diseases And Disorders Soil Behavior Control Ant Technology Phylogenetics New Species

Most Recent Publications

Yizhe Zhang, Natalie Imirzian, Christoph Kurze, Hao Zheng, David P. Hughes, Danny Z. Chen, 2023, Scientific Reports

Gloria K. Folson, Boateng Bannerman, Vicentia Atadze, Gabriel Ador, Bastien Kolt, Peter McCloskey, Rohit Gangupantulu, Alejandra Arrieta, Bianca C. Braga, Joanne Arsenault, Annalyse Kehs, Frank Doyle, Lan Mai Tran, Nga Thu Hoang, David Hughes, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Aulo Gelli, 2023, Journal of Nutrition on p. 2328-2338

Chen Zhou, Victor G. Bucklew, Perry S. Edwards, Chenji Zhang, Jinkai Yang, Philip J. Ryan, David P. Hughes, Xinshun Qu, Zhiwen Liu, 2023, Applied Spectroscopy on p. 491-499

Jiangtao Liu, David Hughes, Farshid Rahmani, Kathryn Lawson, Chaopeng Shen, 2023, Geoscientific Model Development on p. 1553-1567

Bianca C. Braga, Alejandra Arrieta, Boateng Bannerman, Frank Doyle, Gloria Folson, Rohit Gangupantulu, Nga Thu Hoang, Phuong Nam Huynh, Bastien Koch, Peter McCloskey, Lan Mai Tran, Trang Huyen T. Tran, Duong Thuy T. Truong, Phuong H. Nguyen, David Hughes, Aulo Gelli, 2022, Frontiers in Digital Health

Bipana Paudel Timilsena, Saliou Niassy, Emily Kimathi, Elfatih M. Abdel-Rahman, Irmgard Seidl-Adams, Mark Wamalwa, Henri E.Z. Tonnang, Sunday Ekesi, David P. Hughes, Edwin G. Rajotte, Sevgan Subramanian, 2022, Scientific Reports

Ma Luisa Buchaillot, Jill Cairns, Esnath Hamadziripi, Kenneth Wilson, David Hughes, John Chelal, Peter McCloskey, Annalyse Kehs, Nicholas Clinton, José Luis Araus, Shawn C. Kefauver, 2022, Remote Sensing

Phuong Hong Nguyen, Lan Mai Tran, Nga Thu Hoang, Duong Thuy Thi Truong, Trang Huyen Thi Tran, Phuong Nam Huynh, Bastien Koch, Peter McCloskey, Rohit Gangupantulu, Gloria Folson, Boateng Bannerman, Alejandra Arrieta, Bianca C. Braga, Joanne Arsenault, Annalyse Kehs, Frank Doyle, David Hughes, Aulo Gelli, 2022, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 992-1001

Alison R. Bentley, Jason Donovan, Kai Sonder, Frédéric Baudron, Janet M. Lewis, Rachel Voss, Pieter Rutsaert, Nigel Poole, Sophien Kamoun, Diane G.O. Saunders, David Hodson, David P. Hughes, Christine Negra, Maria Itria Ibba, Sieglinde Snapp, Tesfaye Shiferaw Sida, Moti Jaleta, Kindie Tesfaye, Inbal Becker-Reshef, Bram Govaerts, 2022, Nature Food on p. 483-486

Bianca C. Braga, Phuong H. Nguyen, Noora Lisa Aberman, Frank Doyle, Gloria Folson, Nga Hoang, Phuong Huynh, Bastien Koch, Peter McCloskey, Lan Tran, David Hughes, Aulo Gelli, 2022, JMIR Formative Research

Most-Cited Papers

Sharada P. Mohanty, David P. Hughes, Marcel Salathé, 2016, Frontiers in Plant Science

Amanda Ramcharan, Kelsee Baranowski, Peter McCloskey, Babuali Ahmed, James Legg, David P. Hughes, 2017, Frontiers in Plant Science

Deep adversarial networks for biomedical image segmentation utilizing unannotated images

Yizhe Zhang, Lin Yang, Jianxu Chen, Maridel Fredericksen, David P. Hughes, Danny Z. Chen, 2017, on p. 408-416

Pedro W. Crous, Michael J. Wingfield, Treena I. Burgess, G. E.St J. Hardy, Colin Crane, Sarah Barrett, José F. Cano-Lira, Johannes J. Le Roux, Raja Thangavel, Josep Guarro, Alberto M. Stchigel, María P. Martín, Donis S. Alfredo, Paul A. Barber, Robert W. Barreto, Iuri G. Baseia, Julia Cano-Canals, Ratchadawan Cheewangkoon, Renato J. Ferreira, Josepa Gené, Christian Lechat, Gabriel Moreno, Francois Roets, Roger G. Shivas, Julieth O. Sousa, Yu Pei Tan, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Sandra E. Abell, Thiago Accioly, José Luis Albizu, Janaina L. Alves, Zaida Inês Antoniolli, Nick Aplin, João Araújo, Mahdi Arzanlou, Jadson D.P. Bezerra, Jean Philippe Bouchara, Juan Ramón Carlavilla, Aurelio Castillo, Vanina L. Castroagudín, Paulo C. Ceresini, Gordon F. Claridge, Gilberto Coelho, Victor R.M. Coimbra, L. A. Costa, Keith C. da Cunha, Silvana S. da Silva, Rosalie Daniel, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Margarita Dueñas, Jacqueline Edwards, P. Enwistle, Patrícia O. Fiuza, Jacques Fournier, Dania García, Tatiana B. Gibertoni, Sandrine Giraud, Marcela Guevara-Suarez, Luís F.P. Gusmão, Sukanya Haituk, Michel Heykoop, Yuuri Hirooka, Tina Antje Hofmann, Jos Houbraken, David P. Hughes, Ivona Kautmanová, Olga Koppel, Ondřej Koukol, Ellen Larsson, K. P.Deepna Latha, Dong Hyeon Lee, Daniela O. Lisboa, Willyane S. Lisboa, Ángela López-Villalba, João L.N. Maciel, Patinjareveettil Manimohan, José Luis Manjón, Seonju Marincowitz, Thomas S. Marney, Martin Meijer, Andrew N. Miller, Ibai Olariaga, Laura M. Paiva, Meike Piepenbring, Juan Carlos Poveda-Molero, K. N.Anil Raj, Huzefa A. Raja, Amandine Rougeron, Isabel Salcedo, Rosita Samadi, Tiago A.B. Santos, Kelly Scarlett, Keith A. Seifert, Lucas Shuttleworth, Gladstone A. Silva, Meiriele Silva, João Paulo Zen Siqueira, Cristina M. Souza-Motta, Steven L. Stephenson, Deanna A. Sutton, Nisachon Tamakeaw, M. Teresa Telleria, Nicomedes Valenzuela-Lopez, Altus Viljoen, Cobus M. Visagie, Alfredo Vizzini, Felipe Wartchow, Brenda D. Wingfield, Eugene Yurchenko, Juan Carlos Zamora, Johannes Z. Groenewald, 2016, Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi on p. 218-403

C. Alisha Quandt, Ryan M. Kepler, Walter Gams, João P.M. Araújo, Sayaka Ban, Harry C. Evans, David Hughes, Richard Humber, Nigel Hywel-Jones, Zengzhi Li, J. Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Stephen A. Rehner, Tatiana Sanjuan, Hiroki Sato, Bhushan Shrestha, Gi Ho Sung, Yi Jian Yao, Rasoul Zare, Joseph W. Spatafora, 2014, IMA Fungus on p. 121-134

Diversity of Entomopathogenic Fungi. Which Groups Conquered the Insect Body?

J. P.M. Araújo, David Peter Hughes, 2016, on p. 1-39

Amanda Ramcharan, Peter McCloskey, Kelsee Baranowski, Neema Mbilinyi, Latifa Mrisho, Mathias Ndalahwa, James Legg, David P. Hughes, 2019, Frontiers in Plant Science

Charissa de Bekker, Robin A. Ohm, Raquel G. Loreto, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Martha Merrow, Andreas Brachmann, David P. Hughes, 2015, BMC Genomics

Charissa De Bekker, Lauren E. Quevillon, Philip B. Smith, Kimberly R. Fleming, Debashis Ghosh, Andrew D. Patterson, David P. Hughes, 2014, BMC Evolutionary Biology

J. P.M. Araújo, H. C. Evans, R. Kepler, D. P. Hughes, 2018, Studies in Mycology on p. 119-160

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Seed grants fund research collaborations with minority-serving institutions

The first awardees of Penn State’s new Inter-Institutional Partnerships for Diversifying Research (IDPR) initiative have been selected, comprising a total of 16 collaborative projects that connect Penn State researchers with colleagues from minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

PlantVillage receives $4.96 million grant to combat crop loss in Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding a $4.96 million grant to Penn State's PlantVillage to help increase food production for smallholder farmers who face pests and disease of their crops across sub-Saharan Africa.

The Last of Us depicts a parasitic fungus evolving to control humans. Could a fungal pandemic happen in real life?

What if COVID-19 wasn't the disease to plunge the world into a pandemic? What if it was a parasitic fungus? One that, under the right conditions, can mutate, infect and kill humans?

Meet the Zombie Ant Fungus That Inspired HBO's 'The Last of Us'

If you haven't been hiding under a rock — and at the thought of this particular fungus, who wouldn't be? — you've probably seen or heard of the new HBO hit series "The Last of Us," an apocalyptic nightmare based on the 2013 video game of the same name.

The Real Zombie Fungus That Inspired HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’

Humans will probably never face a fungal apocalypse, but in the insect world, mind-controlling fungi can pose a serious threat

What scientists say about the real-life zombie fungi that inspired ‘The Last of Us’

The zombies are identifiable by the fungi bursting from their bodies: a thicket of spiky tendrils, a miniature garden of mushroom-like fruiting bodies. These fungal parasites act as puppeteers, commanding and positioning the zombies to infect entire communities.

The Last of Us zombie infection is REAL: Fungi can devour insects from the inside out - and experts say it's 'not too far-fetched' that a similar parasite could evolve to infect HUMANS

If you've been watching the new zombie series 'The Last of Us', you may have thought you were safe with the knowledge that it was all fictional.

What ‘The Last of Us’ gets right about a climate-fueled fungus pandemic

Some fungi are already learning to adapt to warmer temperatures and expand their location, infecting more people