List of Program Coordinators for each graduate program.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Chair of Graduate Studies Committee
  • Professor-in-Charge of the CSL Behring Fermentation Facility

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioprocess Engineering/Fermentation: Bioconversion of agricultural raw and waste commodities into value added products including bioenergy/biofuels, microbial enzymes, organic acids, polysaccharides, antimicrobial agents; optimization; novel bioreactors; downstream processing.
  • Food Engineering/Food Safety : inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies including pulsed UV light, electrolyzed oxidizing water, and ozone.

Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science

  • Professor of Maize Genetics

Areas of Expertise

  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant-pathogen interactions
  • Maize Genetics
  • Sorghum Genetics
  • Flavonoids
  • Phytoalexins
  • Plant-fungus interactions
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Plant-Environment interactions

Animal Science

  • Professor of Reproductive Biology
  • Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Endocrinology
  • Ovarian Cancer Research
  • Reproductive Biology

Bioinformatics and Genomics

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Biology

BioRenewable Systems

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation

Biotechnology

  • Director, Master in Biotechnology Program
  • Associate Teaching Professor

Community and Economic Development

  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
  • Director of Graduate Studies for Education, Development, and Community Engagement

Areas of Expertise

  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology

Education, Development, and Community Engagement

  • Professor and UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development
  • Director of Graduate Studies for Education, Development, and Community Engagement

Areas of Expertise

  • Community
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • International Development
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Social Change/Social Movements
  • Rural Sociology
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology

Ecology

  • Associate Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Chemical Ecology
  • Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Endowed Chair of Chemical Ecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Entomology & Nematology
  • Insect-Plant Interactions
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Chemical Ecology
  • Multi-trophic Interactions

Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics

  • Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban and Land Use Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Nonmarket Valuation
  • Policy Analysis

Entomology

  • Professor of Entomology
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Coordinator of Entomology minor
  • State IPM Coordinator and Director of the PA IPM program

Areas of Expertise

  • Insect ecology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Conservation biological control
  • Chemical ecology
  • Gall insects

Food Science

  • Distinguished Professor of Food Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Food process engineering
  • Food materials science
  • Biopolymers
  • Chocolate and confectionery

Forest Resources

  • Professor of Pedology & Graduate Program Chair

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management

Genetics

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia

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

Molecular Medicine

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

Molecular Toxicology

  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Metabolomics
  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Antimicrobial Drug Discovery
  • Ethnobotany and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Plant-associated Microbiomes
  • Botanical Dietary Supplements
  • Toxicology

Neuroscience

Pathobiology

  • Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program

Areas of Expertise

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

Plant Pathology

  • Associate Research Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Mushroom Science and Technology Minor Advisor
  • Manager - Mushroom Research Center
  • Director - Mushroom Spawn Lab

Areas of Expertise

  • Substrate Microbiology
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Composting
  • Integrated Pest Management

Rural Sociology

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Demography
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Population and environment
  • Climate change and health
  • International development
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Migration

Soil Science

  • Professor of Pedology & Graduate Program Chair

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

  • Professor of Pedology & Graduate Program Chair

Areas of Expertise

  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Natural Resource Management

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Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802