List of Program Coordinators for each graduate program.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise

  • Powder Mechanics – Research focus includes: fundamental powder and powder mixture properties, multi-scale constitutive models, and computational models for powder processes.
  • Food Processing – Research focus includes: engineering properties, and integrated multi-scale computational and predictive models.

Agricultural and Extension Education

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education

Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics

  • Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Public Policy
  • Director, Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science (SAFES)
  • Co-Director, Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES)

Areas of Expertise

  • Economy-wide modeling
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Integrated assessment

Agronomy

  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass weed management
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Composts as soil amendments
  • Evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars
  • Management and selection of grasses for non-mowed/naturalized areas

Animal Science

  • Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Director of Graduate Studies - Animal Science Program
  • Poultry and Avian Science Minor Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian amino acid and lipid nutrition and metabolism
  • Modification of poultry meat and eggs to enhance human health

Applied Youth, Family, & Community Education

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education

Bioinformatics and Genomics

  • Associate Professor of Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Assistant Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
  • Program Director, Computation, Bioinformatics and Statistics (CBIOS) Predoctoral Training Program
  • Co-Director, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Bioinformatics and Genomics, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

BioRenewable Systems

  • Professor Emeritus of Bioproducts Marketing and Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • B2B marketing - bioproduct industries
  • Biorefinery value stream outputs

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chemical Biology

Community and Economic Development

  • Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology and Demography

Areas of Expertise

  • Community change and family and individual well-being
  • Rural youth
  • Consequences of Marcellus Shale development for families and communities

Ecology

  • Interim Head and Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Root biology and ecology
  • Mycorrhizal ecology
  • Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Belowground Ecology
  • Fruit tree physiology

Entomology

Food Science

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Director for Education by Non-Traditional Delivery

Areas of Expertise

  • Food engineering and modeling
  • Heat and mass transfer during food processing
  • Microwaveable food product development
  • Chocolate processing
  • High pressure processing

Forest Resources

  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics / Biogeochemistry

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Soil and Water Quality

Genetics

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia

Horticulture

  • University Distinguished Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • crop ecophysiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling

Immunology and Infectious Diseases

  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology

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

Master of Biotechnology

Molecular Medicine

  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
  • Associate Chair, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program

Molecular Toxicology

  • Professor Emeritus of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Academy of Toxicological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Nuclear Receptors
  • Gene Regulation

Neuroscience

Pathobiology

  • Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses

Physiology

Plant Pathology

  • Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Mycotoxins
  • Endophytes
  • Fusarium
  • Fungal genetics
  • Fungal secondary metabolites
  • Agricultural biosecurity

Rural Sociology

  • Professor of Rural Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • food systems
  • sustainable agriculture
  • agrarian change
  • sustainability transitions

Soil Science

  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics / Biogeochemistry

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Soil and Water Quality

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics / Biogeochemistry

Areas of Expertise

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Contaminant Transport Modeling
  • Soil and Water Quality

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802