List of Program Coordinators for each graduate program.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

  • Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • ABE Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Powder Mechanics and Food Processing

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 of Agricultural and Extension Education

Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics

  • Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Computable general equilibrium modeling
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Integrated assessment

Agronomy

  • Professor of Turfgrass Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass disease and weed management
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Soil fertility and fertilizers
  • 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

Applied Youth, Family, & Community Education

  • Associate Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education

Bioinformatics and Genomics

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

BioRenewable Systems

  • Professor of Bioproducts Marketing
  • BRS Graduate Program Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • B2B marketing - bioproduct industries
  • Biorefinery value stream outputs

Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Professor of Biology and BMB

Chemical Biology

Community and Economic Development

  • Professor Emeritus 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

  • Professor of Woody Plant Physiology
  • Chair of Ecology Intercollege Graduate Degree Program

Areas of Expertise

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

Entomology

  • Professor of Entomology

Food Science

  • Professor of Food Science
  • Chair of the Cocoa, Chocolate, and Confectionery Research Group

Forest Resources

  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics
  • Graduate Coordinator

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

  • Professor of Plant Nutrition

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

  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Molecular Medicine

  • Associate Professor

Molecular Toxicology

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Nuclear Receptors
  • Gene Regulation

Neuroscience

  • Professor of Psychology and Linguistics

Pathobiology

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program

Areas of Expertise

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

Physiology

  • Associate Professor of 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

Soil Science

  • Professor of Soil Science / Soil Physics
  • Graduate Coordinator

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
  • Graduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

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

Office for Research and Graduate Education

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217 Agricultural Administration Building
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