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2019

New Manuscript: Widely distributed variation in tolerance to Phytophthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao
December 6, 2019
Summer Internship Announcement for Minority Undergraduate College Students
October 30, 2019
Application deadline is Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 12pm. The Penn State Endowed program in the Molecular Biology of Cacao is pleased to announce the 2020 Summer Internship Program for undergraduate college students from underrepresented minority groups supported by the Plant Genome Program of the National Science Foundation. The internship period is 8 weeks (June 1st to July 31st, 2020). The interns will participate in plant genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology or bioinformatics research on Theobroma cacao, the chocolate tree. During the first 2 weeks of the internship period at Penn State, University Park campus in Pennsylvania, the interns will be introduced to cacao research. In the laboratory, the interns will join research teams and will be mentored by a postdoctoral and/or a graduate student researcher. For the following 4-week period the interns will join members of the research team to travel to Costa Rica where they will participate in a 2-week summer session at Earth University focusing on sustainable development and 2-week training at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica. Prior to the trip all students will participate in an international agricultural development orientation workshop presented by International Agriculture and Development Graduate Programs (INTAD) graduate students at Penn State. Following the training in Costa Rica, the internship will conclude with 2 weeks back at Penn State, University Park campus. At the completion of the internship, each participant will be required to prepare a presentation and present at a project meeting involving all participants.
Two New Manuscripts Published! Congratulations to all the authors.
August 29, 2019
Guiltinan and Maximova Awarded the 2019 W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Award
April 1, 2019
W. LaMarr Kopp International Faculty Awards Selection Committee has selected Mark Guiltinan and Siela Maximova, as a team, for the 2019 award in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of the university’s international mission. The team will be honored at the University Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Nittany Lion Inn Alumni Ballroom, beginning at noon. https://news.psu.edu/story/564797/2019/04/02/academics/guiltinan-maximova-receive-2019-kopp-international-achievement
Guiltinan receives Black Award for excellence in research
March 27, 2019
March 26, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Mark Guiltinan, J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2018 Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.
New Manuscript Published: Congratulations to all the authors!
February 14, 2019
Entomology students' global research to be supported by inaugural Guyton Award: New Scholarship Established by Bill Guyton
January 25, 2019