Xiaoxuan (Meg) Shi will pursue CONSERVE internship

March 28, 2018

Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Xiaoxuan (Meg) Shi for being accepted for the CONSERVE Summer Internship Program!

Girls Exploring Yogurt-fermenting Microbes

March 14, 2018

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

Unique cohort will support student exploration of agricultural microbiomes

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.

21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium

December 22, 2017

Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes | June 19 - 22, 2017

Undergraduate Research Awards for Spring 2018

December 17, 2017

We are excited to congratulate Caitlin Luyster and Sarah Koay for their proposals being selected to receive a College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Research Award for Spring 2018.

Food Microbiology Short Course

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.

Microbiome Center Seminar Talk

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

“Graduate Training in the Exploration and Manipulation of Agricultural Microbiomes for Food Productivity, Quality, Safety, and Human Health (mBiome)” Proposal Award

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

Dr. David Baumler Speaks at PSU Food Science Seminar

November 16, 2017

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

Dr. David Sue Speaks at Cornell Infection & Immunity Seminar

November 10, 2017

Attending Dr. David Sue's seminar talk at Cornell University

Campylobacter Antimicrobial Resistance Talk

October 28, 2017

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

New Faculty Bring Food Safety Expertise to Department of Food Science

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.

Dr. Ruth Timme Giving a Food Science Seminar Talk

October 5, 2017

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

New Students Joining the Lab

August 21, 2017

Welcome!

FDA CFSAN Visit

July 25, 2017

Visiting FDS CFSAN with Dudley lab