Kevin Hockett

Huck Early Career Chair; Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology

Kevin Hockett

Research Summary

Biological Control, Biology and Ecology of Plant-Microbe and Plant-Environment Interactions, Microbial Ecology and Population Biology Faculty

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Publication Tags

Bacteria Pseudomonas Syringae Bacteriocins Genes Bacteriophages Sulfur Ascomycota Bacterium Symbiosis Temperature Fungi Soil Pseudomonas Genome Proteins Endophytes Gene Expression Pseudomonas Fluorescens Dilution Soils Plasmids Strain Agar Infection Virulence

Most Recent Publications

T. Hans Derr, Melissa A. James, Chad V. Kuny, Devanshi R. Patel, Prem P. Kandel, Cassandra Field, Matthew D. Beckman, Kevin L. Hockett, Mark A. Bates, Troy C. Sutton, Moriah L. Szpara, 2022, mSphere

Mozhde Hamidizade, S. Mohsen Taghavi, Hamzeh Mafakheri, Rachel A. Herschlag, Samuel J. Martins, Kevin L. Hockett, Carolee T. Bull, Ebrahim Osdaghi, 2022, Plant Disease on p. 1291

Justin P. Shaffer, Morgan E. Carter, Joseph E. Spraker, Meara Clark, Brian A. Smith, Kevin L. Hockett, David A. Baltrus, A. Elizabeth Arnold, 2022, mSystems

David A. Baltrus, Meara Clark, Kevin L. Hockett, Madison Mollico, Caitlin Smith, Savannah Weaver, 2022, Phytopathology on p. 561-566

Genome Mining Shows Ubiquitous Presence and Extensive Diversity of Toxin-Antitoxin Systems in Pseudomonas syringae

Prem P. Kandel, Marina Naumova, Chad Fautt, Ravikumar R. Patel, Lindsay R. Triplett, Kevin L. Hockett, 2022, Frontiers in Microbiology

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Kevin L. Hockett, 2022, Environmental Microbiology Reports

Ewingella americana: an Emerging Multifaceted Pathogen of Edible Mushrooms

Mozhde Hamidizade, S. Mohsen Taghavi, Mahsa Moallem, Milad Aeini, Amal Fazliarab, Hamid Abachi, Rachel Herschlag, Kevin Hockett, C Bull, Ebrahim Osdaghi, 2022, Phytopathology on p. 37 (number of formatted pages not yet available)

Rapid niche shifts in bacteria following conditioning in novel soil environments

Caylon F. Yates, Ryan V. Trexler, Idalys Bonet, William L. King, Kevin L. Hockett, Terrence Bell, 2022, Functional Ecology

Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu, Kevin Hockett, 2022, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 44 (formatted number of pages not yet available)

David Baltrus, Meara Clark, Kevin Hockett, Madison Mollico, Caitlin Smith, Savannah Weaver, 2021, Phytopathology

Most-Cited Papers

The Inherent Conflicts in Developing Soil Microbial Inoculants

Laura M. Kaminsky, Ryan V. Trexler, Rondy J. Malik, Kevin L. Hockett, Terrence H. Bell, 2019, Trends in Biotechnology on p. 140-151

Kevin L. Hockett, David A. Baltrus, 2017, Journal of Visualized Experiments

Kevin L. Hockett, Adrien Y. Burch, Steven E. Lindow, 2013, PLoS One on p. 12

Kevin L. Hockett, Tanya Renner, David A. Baltrus, 2015, mBio on p. 11

Kayla R. Arendt, Kevin L. Hockett, Sarah J. Araldi-Brondolo, David A. Baltrus, A. Elizabeth Arnold, 2016, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 2943-2949

Alyssa Collins, Terrence H Bell, Kevin Hockett, P Esker, Ricardo Alcala-Briseno, B Gugino, Ricardo Alcalá-Briseño, Mary Barbercheck, K Peter, Gwyn Beattie, Mary Ann Bruns, John Carlson, Taejung Chung, A Collins, Bryan Emmett, Paul Esker, Karen Garrett, Leland Glenna, Beth K. Gugino, María Del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, M del Mar Jimenez Gasco, Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco, Linda Kinkel, Jasna Kovac, Kurt Kowalski, Kurt Kowalski, Johan Leveau, J Myrick, Gretchen Kuldau, K Peter, Johan Leveau, Matthew Michalska-Smith, Maria Salazar, Jessica Myrick, Ashley Shade, Kari Peter, Nejc Stopnisek, Xiaoqing Tan, Maria fernanda Vivanco Salazar, Maria Salazar, Ashley Shade, Amy Welty, Nejc Stopinsek, Nejc Stopnisek, Kyle Wickings, Etienne Yergeau, Xiaoqing Tan, Amy Welty, Kyle Wickings, Etienne Wickings, Etienne Yergeau, 2019, Phytobiomes Journal on p. 3-21

Ebrahim Osdaghi, Samuel Martins, Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, Fabricio Rocha Vieira, Fabrício Rocha Vieira, John A. Pecchia, David Meigs Beyer, Terrence H. Bell, Yinong Yang, Kevin L. Hockett, Carolee T. Bull, 2019, Plant Disease on p. 2714-2732

Kevin L. Hockett, Marc T. Nishimura, Erick Karlsrud, Kevin Dougherty, David A. Baltrus, 2014, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions on p. 923-932

Virginia O. Stockwell, Edward W. Davis, Alyssa Carey, Brenda T. Shaffer, Dmitri V. Mavrodi, Karl A. Hassan, Kevin Hockett, Linda S. Thomashow, Ian T. Paulsen, Joyce E. Lopera, 2013, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 5272-5282

Prem P. Kandel, David A. Baltrus, Kevin L. Hockett, 2020, Journal of Bacteriology

News Articles Featuring Kevin Hockett

2022 Top 10 Most Popular Microbiome Center News Articles

The stories that made the year in 2022 for the Penn State Microbiome Center

Above-ground microbial communities that quell plant diseases can be developed

Microbial communities naturally living on the leaves and stems of tomato plants can be manipulated to suppress diseases that reduce productivity, according to Penn State researchers, offering hope that growers someday can apply these mixtures of bacteria and fungi to protect plants and improve harvests.

Huck graduate students among NSF award recipients

Five graduate students in Huck programs or involved with Huck centers, advised by faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were recipients or honorable mentions of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

New decontamination protocol permits reuse of N95 respirators

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of personal protective equipment, including “N95” respirators, needed by frontline healthcare providers. A new protocol using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate N95 respirators could allow them to be safely reused in some hospital settings, where the disinfectant is already being used for other decontamination purposes.

NIFA awards grant for microbial stress tolerance research

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded Kevin Hockett $453,000 to assist in research focusing on how microbes tolerate distinct stresses.