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

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

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

Molecular Medicine

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

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

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

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802