Dr. Allen Miller named AAAS fellow

Miller is being recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of plant virology, particularly in the areas of genome organizations, RNA translation, replication and movement mechanisms, and vector interactions.”

Miller has studied mechanisms of common RNA viruses, including how they hijack their hosts’ protein synthesis machinery and he has discovered new plant and insect viruses, viral genes and gene expression strategies.



The annual Apple/Pumpkin Bake-Off of the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology was held on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 240 Bessey Hall. 

The apple-pumpkin bakeoff is a chance to taste and vote on delicious apple and pumpkin recipes contributed by members of the department. Submitters were kept anonymous by attributing a number to each entry. Attendees did a good job of tasting and voting for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd favorite dish for both the apple and pumpkin categories.

The ballots were counted and the winners are listed below:


PLPM department members attend international IPM symposium

Plant Pathology & Microbiology members recently attended the 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The symposium focused on integrated pest management (IPM) solutions for a changing world.  IPM focuses on managing pests of food crops, ornamental plants, and indoor pests in a way that is sustainable, reduces unnecessary pesticides, and takes advantage of many tools to keep pests in check.