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Faculty Working in Integrated Health Solutions

  • Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology


814-863-9422

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology
  • One Health
  • Declining Amphibians
  • Mycotoxins
  • Cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) toxins
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Consumer Issues


814-863-7870

Areas of Expertise:
  • Personal Financial Education
  • Consumer Education
  • Department Head
  • Professor of Plant Pathology and Systematic Bacteriology


814-865-7448

Areas of Expertise:
  • Phytobacteriology
  • Translational Taxonomy
  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Biological Control
  • Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology


814-863-2819

Areas of Expertise:
  • Host resistance to infection
  • Immune-mediated diseases: multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • T cells
  • Gastrointestinal microbiota; Gnotobiotics
  • Vitamins A & D regulation of immune function
  • Edible mushrooms
  • Selenium
  • Special Assistant to the Deans, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor in Plant Pathology


814-865-2541

Areas of Expertise:
  • Plant Pathology
  • Fungal genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology


814-865-1499

Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Nutrition and Reproduction
  • Ovarian Function
  • Oocyte Development
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-867-0439

Areas of Expertise:
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial pathogens
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Microbiology
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Field Crop Pathology


814-865-0680

Areas of Expertise:
  • Integrated management of field crop diseases
  • Plant disease epidemiology
  • Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences
  • Professor and Interim Department Head
  • Director, Fusarium Research Center


814-865-9773

Areas of Expertise:
  • Fusarium and Aspergillus
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal systematics and evolution
  • Fungal plant and animal pathogens
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Director of Sensory Evaluation Center


814-863-7129

Areas of Expertise:
  • Sensory science
  • Human psychophysics
  • Taste biology
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Food choice
  • Ingestive behavior
  • Consumer acceptability
  • Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics


814-865-5282

Areas of Expertise:
  • Economic modeling of food purchase behavior
  • Link between food behavior and health
  • Retail food product offerings and prices
  • Organic food and agriculture
  • Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology


814-867-3203

  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Intergenerational Programs and Aging


814-863-7871

Areas of Expertise:
  • Developing & evaluating intergenerational initiatives in diverse settings.
  • Training Extension educators and other professionals in intergenerational programming.
  • Establishing intergenerational strategies for civic engagement and environmental design.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences and Food Science


814-863-2915

Areas of Expertise:
  • Leveraging the food industry to improve child nutrition
  • Improving the palatability of foods targeted at children
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Animal Resource Program


814-865-1495

Areas of Expertise:
  • comparative medicine
  • animal models
  • infectious disease and biocontainment
  • rodent pathology
  • animal behavior
  • laboratory animal resource management
  • veterinary medicine
  • Associate Professor


814-863-7232

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity
  • Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Development Professor for Food Safety
  • Associate Professor of Food Science


814-863-2298

Areas of Expertise:
  • Tracking Listeria monocytogenes in produce production and processing environments
  • Food safety validation of mushroom growing, packing, and processing procedures
  • Farm food safety (Good Agricultural Practices) training
  • Hazards Analysis and Risk Based Preventive Controls training
  • Non-thermal food processing
  • Technical assistance to home and commercial food processors
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Co-Director, Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health


814-865-5223

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cancer Prevention by Dietary Components
  • Obesity and Inflammation Prevention by Dietary Components
  • Food Toxicology
  • Bioavailability and Biotransformation of Dietary Components
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Professor of Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology


814-865-6726

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hydropedology, Soil Physics, Hydrology, Pedology
  • Critical Zone Science, Ecosystem Science, Complexity Science
  • Geospatial and Environmental Modeling, Scientific Visualization
  • Program Coordinator, Turfgrass Science Major
  • Professor of Soil Science
  • Director, Center for Sports Surface Research


814-863-1368

Areas of Expertise:
  • Turfgrass Soil Physical Properties
  • Playing surface characterization and safety
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Drainage
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Construction and Maintenance
  • Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education
  • Director, Penn State Better Kid Care Program


814-863-7851

Areas of Expertise:
  • Early childhood development
  • Youth development and resiliency
  • Early care and education workforce development
  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences


814-863-1625

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Nuclear Receptors
  • Gene Regulation
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Toxicology


814-867-4565

Areas of Expertise:
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Metabolism
  • Environmental Contaminants
  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-6306

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia
  • John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences


814-865-0400

Areas of Expertise:
  • microbiome
  • aryl hydrocarbon receptor
  • dioxin
  • drug metabolism
  • toxicology
  • transcriptional regulation
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology & Carcinogenesis


814-863-1387

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors
  • Cancer
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology


814-863-8976

Areas of Expertise:
  • Micronutrient Selenium, Selenoproteins, and Redox Homeostasis
  • Macrophage Biology
  • Pathways of Inflammation and Resolution (wound healing)
  • Cancer (Leukemia)and Leukemia Stem Cells
  • Gut Inflammation
  • Bioactive Lipid Mediators- Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes
  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology & Entomology,
  • Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar


814-867-2396

  • Assistant Professor/Research Associate


814-867-0213

Areas of Expertise:
  • Dietary bioactive compounds
  • Anthocyanins
  • Gut bacteria and bioactive compound interaction
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment
  • Bioenergy and Bioresource Engineering


814-865-3722

Areas of Expertise:
  • Lignocellulosic biomass conversion
  • Bioenergy
  • Manure conversion
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program


814-863-6781

Areas of Expertise:
  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses
  • Associate Professor of Equine Science


814-865-0698

Areas of Expertise:
  • Nutritional Influences on Growth and Development
  • Mammalian Patterns of Growth
  • Dietary Energy Sources Impact on Metabolism
  • Gastrointestinal Permeability
  • Gastrointestinal Health and Inflammation
  • Grazing Strategies for Horse Health and Performance
  • Equine Pasture and Manure Management Practices
  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Professor of Veterinary Science


814-865-6995

Areas of Expertise:
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Dairy herd health
  • Metabolic disease
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition reproduction interactions
  • Small ruminants
  • Llamas and Alpacas
  • Associate Professor of Food Science
  • Faculty Member, The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
  • Faculty Member, Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (CMIID)


814-865-6842

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food-based approach to chronic disease prevention
  • Foodomics and Metabolomics
  • Proteomics
  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Molecular Toxicology Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-8532

Areas of Expertise:
  • Toxicology
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Drug Discovery
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Associate Professor of Immunology


814-863-2933

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunology
  • Development and function of skin-resident lymphocytes
  • Skin inflammatory disease and infections
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Professor of Food Science
  • Graduate Program Coordinator


814-863-2960

Areas of Expertise:
  • Food process engineering
  • Food materials science
  • Biopolymers
  • Chocolate and confectionery