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March 14, 2018

Centre county middle school girls visited Kovac lab to explore yogurt-fermenting microbes an learn about food microbiology.

February 8, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.

December 22, 2017

Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes | June 19 - 22, 2017

November 28, 2017

The Food Microbiology Short course provides insight into the most recent developments in areas related to food-borne pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in a food plant environment.

November 22, 2017

Come learn about our lab's research at the PSU Microbiome Center seminar on December 8th at 11 am in W203 Millennium Science Complex

November 17, 2017

Our proposal “Graduate Training in the Exploration and Manipulation of Agricultural Microbiomes for Food Productivity, Quality, Safety, and Human Health (mBiome)” has been selected for funding in the Penn State Strategic Networks and Initiatives Program – Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

November 16, 2017

We are hosting a Food Science seminar speaker Dr. David Baumler from University of Minnesota on November 16th

October 28, 2017

Dr. Kovac is giving a talk on Campylobacter antimicrobial reistance at the Penn State Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium on October 28, 2017.

October 6, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Darrell Cockburn and Jasna Kovac recently joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as assistant professors in the Department of Food Science.

October 5, 2017

We are hosting a Food Science seminar speaker Dr. Ruth Timme from FDS CFSAN on October 5, 2017.

July 25, 2017

Visiting FDS CFSAN with Dudley lab