David Hughes

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

David Hughes

Research Summary

Parasite manipulation of host behavior

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Fungi Parasites Learning Formicidae Cassava Climate Change Ant Brain Insecta Mobile Telephones Ants Disease Detection Image Segmentation Fungus Animals Disease Diagnosis Plant Diseases And Disorders Crops Population Behavior Control Leaves Signs And Symptoms (Plants) Soil Parasite Methodology

Most Recent Papers

Potential distribution of fall armyworm in Africa and beyond, considering climate change and irrigation patterns

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

Optimal Deployment in Crowdsensing for Plant Disease Diagnosis in Developing Countries

Andrea Coletta, Novella Bartolini, Gaia Maselli, Annalyse Kehs, Peter McCloskey, David P. Hughes, 2022, IEEE Internet of Things Journal on p. 6359-6373

An agent-based model shows zombie ants exhibit search behavior

Natalie Imirzian, David P. Hughes, 2021, Journal of Theoretical Biology

A PLAN for Tackling the Locust Crisis in East Africa

Maryam Tabar, Jared Gluck, Anchit Goyal, Fei Jiang, Derek Morr, Annalyse Kehs, Dongwon Lee, David P. Hughes, Amulya Yadav, 2021, on p. 3595-3604

Social fluidity mobilizes contagion in human and animal populations

Ewan Colman, Vittoria Colizza, Ephraim M. Hanks, David P. Hughes, Shweta Bansal, 2021, eLife

From Village to Globe

Annalyse Kehs, Peter McCloskey, John Chelal, Derek Morr, Stellah Amakove, Bismark Plimo, John Mayieka, Gladys Ntango, Kelvin Nyongesa, Lawrence Pamba, Melodine Jeptoo, James Mugo, Mercyline Tsuma, Wincate Mukami, Winnie Onyango, David Hughes, 2021, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Insect behavioral change and the potential contributions of neuroinflammation—a call for future research

Colleen A. Mangold, David P. Hughes, 2021, Genes

Accuracy of a Smartphone-Based Object Detection Model, PlantVillage Nuru, in Identifying the Foliar Symptoms of the Viral Diseases of Cassava–CMD and CBSD

Latifa M. Mrisho, Neema A. Mbilinyi, Mathias Ndalahwa, Amanda M. Ramcharan, Annalyse K. Kehs, Peter C. McCloskey, Harun Murithi, David P. Hughes, James P. Legg, 2020, Frontiers in Plant Science

Phase-field modeling of constrained interactive fungal networks

F. Ghanbari, F. Costanzo, D. P. Hughes, C. Peco, 2020, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

A new zombie ant behavior unraveled

Natalie Imirzian, João P.M. Araújo, David P. Hughes, 2020, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Most-Cited Papers

Using deep learning for image-based plant disease detection

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

Deep learning for image-based cassava disease detection

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

Fungal Planet description sheets

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

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

Phylogenetic-based nomenclatural proposals for Ophiocordycipitaceae (Hypocreales) with new combinations in Tolypocladium

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

A mobile-based deep learning model for cassava disease diagnosis

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

Species-specific ant brain manipulation by a specialized fungal parasite

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

Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation

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

Evolution of the indoor biome

Laura J. Martin, Rachel I. Adams, Ashley Bateman, Holly M. Bik, John Hawks, Sarah M. Hird, David Hughes, Steven W. Kembel, Kerry Kinney, Sergios Orestis Kolokotronis, Gabriel Levy, Craig McClain, James F. Meadow, Raul F. Medina, Gwynne Mhuireach, Corrie S. Moreau, Jason Munshi-South, Lauren M. Nichols, Clare Palmer, Laura Popova, Coby Schal, Martin Täubel, Michelle Trautwein, Juan A. Ugalde, Robert R. Dunn, 2015, Trends in Ecology and Evolution on p. 223-232

News Articles Featuring David Hughes

PlantVillage Team awarded $1M in Elon Musk XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition

An international team led by David Hughes, founder of Penn State’s PlantVillage project, has been named among 15 milestone winners of the latest round of the XPRIZE and Musk Foundation’s Carbon Removal Competition.

Ecology grad student awarded $100K XPRIZE in Carbon Removal Competition

An international team led by Edward Amoah, a graduate student in Penn State’s intercollegiate ecology graduate program, has been named among 23 winners globally of the 2021 XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Competition.

PlantVillage receives Cisco Foundation grant to help communities capture carbon

PlantVillage has been awarded $300,000 from the Cisco Foundation to promote regenerative agriculture on African farms to help them adapt to climate change. The PlantVillage team plans to plant 1 million trees across 12,500 farms in two counties in western Kenya, Bungoma and Busia.

PlantVillage receives Cisco Foundation grant to help communities capture carbon

PlantVillage has been awarded $300,000 from the Cisco Foundation to promote regenerative agriculture on African farms to help them adapt to climate change. The PlantVillage team plans to plant 1 million trees across 12,500 farms in two counties in western Kenya, Bungoma and Busia.

The Symbiotic Podcast returns live with 'game-changer' David Hughes

After a year’s hiatus, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences’ Symbiotic Podcast returns at noon on Thursday, Jan. 27, featuring a livestreamed conversation with David Hughes, Huck chair in global food security, professor of entomology and biology, and founder of PlantVillage.

David Hughes makes Newsweek’s inaugural list of 'America’s Greatest Disruptors'

David Hughes—professor of biology and entomology, Huck chair in global food security, and founder of PlantVillage—has been named to a list of leading "disruptors" as a "planet protector" by the magazine Newsweek.

America's Greatest Disruptors: Planet Protectors

Innovators helping to counter climate change and other environmental challenges

Hopper-Dean family helps combat global hunger with PlantVillage matching fund

PlantVillage, a platform developed by Penn State researchers that is helping tens of millions of farmers across Africa cope with the immediate challenges of climate change, will be enhanced and expanded thanks to the generosity of Jeff Dean and Heidi Hopper, whose gift includes a commitment to match other donations up to a total of $2.5 million.

Penn State awarded nearly $39M for global research on threats to crops

​Reducing the negative effects of pests, diseases and weeds on crops in a climate-changed world is the goal of a multi-institution team led by Penn State and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the organization’s initiative to end global hunger.​

Creepy zombie fungus turns insects into NECROPHILES: Parasite eats female flies from the inside out before concocting a powerful aphrodisiac, encouraging males to have sex with the corpse

A creepy species of parasitic fungus turns flies into 'zombie' necrophiles by emitting a powerful chemical aphrodisiac, a new study shows.