103 People Results for the Tag: Pathogens

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Michael Axtell

Professor of Biology
Discovery and characterization of plant microRNAs and siRNAs. Functions of microRNAs and siRNAs in the evolution of plant development. Genomics and bioinformatics of microRNAs, siRNAs, and their targets

Ottar Bjornstad

Huck Chair of Epidemiology; Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology; Adjunct Professor in Statistics
Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Surinder Chopra

Professor of Maize Genetics
Regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis during plant development and plant-pathogen interaction. Epigenetic regulation and allele specific patterns.

Ali Demirci

Professor-in-Charge of the CSL Behring Fermentation Facility; Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Matthew Ferrari

Huck Career Development Professor; Associate Professor of Biology
Public Health, Quantitative Epidemiology, Population Ecology, Statistics, Computational and Mathematical Biology

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Sagan Friant

Assistant Research Professor
Evolutionary anthropology of human health, disease ecology, nutrition, socio-ecological systems, bushmeat hunting, Nigeria.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Kevin Hockett

Huck Early Career Chair; Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology
Biological Control, Biology and Ecology of Plant-Microbe and Plant-Environment Interactions, Microbial Ecology and Population Biology Faculty

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Kenneth Keiler

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Small RNAs and protein localization in bacterial development and antimicrobial drug discovery.

Girish Kirimanjeswara

Associate Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Science
Establishing the Virulence Factors

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Carsten Krebs

Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioinorganic Chemistry - spectroscopic and kinetic studies on the mechanisms of iron-containing enzymes

Sally Mackenzie

Huck Chair of Functional Genomics; Professor of Biology; Professor of Plant Science
Organelle biology and cellular specializations. Plant epigenetics, memory and phenotypic plasticity. Crop epigenetic breeding.

Elizabeth McGraw

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics; Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology
The genetics of vector, pathogen and symbiont interactions.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Timothy McNellis

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Genetics, molecular biology and physiology of plant interactions with phytopathogenic bacteria. Signal transduction events involved in plant disease resistance. Genetic control of plant hypersensitive cell death.

George Perry

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics; Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology
Anthropological genomics, paleogenomics, human body size evolution, parasite evolution, and evolutionary medicine.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Andrew Read

Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Evan Pugh Professor of Biology and Entomology; Eberly Professor of Biotechnology
The ecology and evolutionary genetics of infectious disease.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Tanya Renner

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Evolution of chemical and structural defense. Molecular evolution, evolutionary genomics, and transcriptomics. Origins and evolution of carnivorous plants.

Philip Smith

Director, Metabolomics Core Facility; Senior Research Associate, Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility (University Park)

Matthew Thomas

Professor and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology
The ecology and evolution of enemy-victim interactions

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

James Tumlinson

Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
Insect chemical ecology. Plant-insect interactions. Insect attractants.

Yinong Yang

Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Signal perception and transduction in rice-pathogen interactions. Molecular and genomic strategies for increasing disease resistance and drought tolerance in cereal crops.

Erika Machtinger

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology
How physiological variation within species affects their ecology and evolution. Primarily with insects, but recently also with plants, and a particular interest in allelic variation in the pathogen resistance genes of tropical trees.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Jasna Kovac

Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety; Assistant Professor of Food Science
Integrating epidemiological, microbiological, molecular and omics methods to better understand microbial pathogenic potential, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology of foodborne pathogens.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Maciej F Boni

Associate Professor of Biology
Human influenza epidemiology and evolution, evaluating population-level malaria treatment strategies with individual-based microsimulation models, phylogenetic analysis of avian influenza evolution in southern Vietnam, economic epidemiology of avian influenza, evaluating population-level efficacy of a potential dengue vaccine with mathematical models

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Marilyn Roossinck

Professor of Plant Pathology and Biology
Virus-plant interactions, virus evolution and ecology and evolution of disease

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Nita Bharti

Huck Early Career Professor; Assistant Professor of Biology
The underlying mechanisms for spatial heterogeneities in host disease burden and risk across spatial scales, from regional dynamics to seasonal outbreaks in cities, rural villages, and across borders by assessing regional variations in movement and contact patterns relating to outbreaks and access to health care.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Patricia A. Dunn

Senior Research Associate, Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Peter Hudson

Former Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Willaman Professor of Biology
Population dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and the dynamics of parasite community structure.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Suresh Kuchipudi

Clinical Associate Professor; Section Head Mammalian Virology & Immunology
Diagnostic Virology & Serology -Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses -Negative strand RNA viruses -Avian and Mammalian influenza -Immune responses to viruses -Viral pathogenesis Quantitative-omics approach to virus-host interactions

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Bhushan Jayarao

Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Brenna Traver

Assistant Professor of Biology

Carolee Bull

Director of the Microbiome Center; Professor of Plant Pathology; Bacterial Systematics Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Bacterial systematics, epidemiology, and population biology of bacterial plant pathogens and biological control agents to develop alternatives to synthetic chemicals for plant disease management

Dennis Calvin

Director, Penn State Extension; Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Edwin Rajotte

Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator

Gary Felton

Professor and Department Head of Entomology
Plant-herbivore interactions. Adaptive responses of herbivores to plant defenses. Herbivore cues recognized by plants with specific focus on biochemical and molecular analysis of salivary secretions.

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Joy Pate

Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology and Health; Professor of Reproductive Physiology; C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences
Specializing in the area of ovarian function. Primary research interests focus on the interactions between steroidogenic and immune cells, and the role of microRNA in development and maintenance of the corpus luteum.

Joyce Sakamoto

Assistant Research Professor -

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology
Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Nancy Ostiguy

Associate Professor of Entomology

Nina Jenkins

Research Associate Professor

Pak Wong

Professor, Biomedical Engineering. Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Eleanore Sternberg

Research Associate - Thomas Lab

Kurt Vandegrift

Assistant Research Professor - Hudson Lab

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Robab Katani

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Global health security, infectious diseases, and host-pathogen dynamics, as well as expertise in the enhancement of capabilities in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries, including Tanzania and India.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

David Kennedy

Assistant Professor of Biology

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Kathleen Brown

Professor of Plant Stress Biology
Regulation of root development. Root responses to edaphic stress. Identification and genetic mapping of traits for adaptation to edaphic stress.

Wayne Curtis

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Regulation and signal transduction in plant secondary metabolism. Phytoremediation of hydrocarbons. Commercial chemical production in plants and plant tissue culture.

Majid Foolad

Professor of Plant Genetics
Genetic characterization of resistance/tolerance to biotic/abiotic stresses, and genes/QTLs contributing to tomato fruit quality. Investigation of genes/QTLs for directed crop improvement and germplasm enhancement. Tomato cultivar development & release.

Mark Guiltinan

J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany; Professor of Plant Molecular Biology; Director, Endowed Program in the Molecular Biology of Cocoa
Plant functional genomics, metabolomics and biotechnology. Identification of key genes for disease resistance and important traits in the tree crop Theoboma cacao, the Chocolate tree.

Jonathan Lynch

Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition
Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.

Neil Christensen

Professor of Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology

Craig Meyers

Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
The differentiation-dependent life cycle of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-associated oncogenesis.

David Geiser

Professor of Plant Pathology
Molecular evolutionary genetics of pathogenic and toxigenic fungi.

Seogchan Kang

Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Genetic and cellular mechanisms underpinning plant-fungal interactions with Arabidopsis thaliana and Fusarium oxysporum as a model system. Molecular genetics and comparative genomics of fungal plant pathogens. Bioinformatics.

Siela Maximova

Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology Co-Director, Endowed Program in the Molecular Biology of Cocoa
Molecular basis of plant-pathogen and plant-endophyte interactions. Biotechnology of tree crops. Development of sustainable energy crops.

Kim Steiner

Professor of Forest Biology; Director, The Arboretum at Penn State
The ecology, genecology, and physiological ecology of forest regeneration following disturbance.

David Miller

Associate Professor of Wildlife Population Ecology
Population ecology, quantitative ecology, avian and amphibian ecology, conservation decision analysis, life-history evolution.

Scott Medina

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Design of bio-inspired functional materials that serve as new tools in precision medicine. Understanding how peptides and proteins assemble at natural and non-natural interfaces to form organized structures with unique biochemical functions. The design of nano- and micro-scale biomaterials to develop new biosensing and therapeutic strategies to treat infectious disease, inflammation and cancer.

Nigel Deighton

Director of Research Instrumentation
Oversight of Huck facility operations, strategic direction and leadership in programmatic growth, and grant opportunities

Christina M Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Distinguished Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology
Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Matthew J Jones

Research Assistant - Read Lab and McGraw Lab

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Yin-Ting (Tim) Yeh

Assistant Research Professor - Terrones Lab

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Squire Booker

Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Elucidating the chemical mechanisms by which enzymes containing iron-sulfur clusters catalyze chemical reactions. Most ongoing projects deal with members of the Radical S-adenosylmethionine Superfamily, a diverse group of enzymes that employ radical chemistry to catalyze transformations involved in post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications, cofactor biosynthesis, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, and enzyme activation.

Deb Kelly

Huck Chair in Molecular Biophysics; Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Engineering new molecular paradigms to create a world without cancer.

Gretchen Kuldau

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Wakar Uddin

Professor of Plant Pathology

Paul Esker

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology

Aron Lukacher

Professor and Chair of Microbiology & Immunology

Mauricio Pontes

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Kari Peter

Assistant Research Professor of Tree Fruit Pathology

John Pecchia

Assistant Research Professor

Josephine Wee

Assistant Professor of Food Science

Gary Thompson

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences; Director, PA Agricultural Experiment Station

Paul Heinemann

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Beth Gugino

Professor of Vegetable Pathology

Donald Davis

Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology

Scott Isard

Professor of Aerobiology

María del Mar Jiménez Gasco

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Mictobiology

Justine Blanford

Associate Teaching Professor

Howard Fescemyer

Assistant Research Professor

Erika Ganda

Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiomes
Developing practical ways to leverage the microbiome to improve food safety and improve food production animals' production efficiency.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Emily Weinert

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The mechanisms by which bacteria sense and respond to the environment, as well as how these signaling proteins/pathways affect competition, host colonization, and pathogenesis.

Francesco Di Gioia

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science

Will Dearnaley

Technical Director, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering & Center for Structural Oncology

Sara Hermann

Assistant Professor of Arthropod Ecology and Trophic Interactions