New GSA Officers Elected for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

A new group of PPCP-GSA officers and committee chairs were elected on July 9th, 2018 for the LSU Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association. We are pleased to welcome our new president, Teddy Garcia and wish him luck in organizing and making decisions to make our GSA succeed this upcoming academic year. We also congratulate our new... Continue Reading →

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Annual Satsuma Picking at Dr. Overstreet’s

Once again, Dr. Charles Overstreet and his wife invited students and their friends to their beautiful house to pick satsumas from some of the most loaded trees. Attendees enjoyed an evening of delicious food and drinks and then headed for the satsumas on a sunny day. After some discussion about different types of fruit trees... Continue Reading →

New GSA Officers Elected for the 2017-2018 Term

On August 29th, 2017, new officers were elected for the LSU Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association. We welcome our new president, Cesar Escalante and we wish him luck in organizing and making decisions to make our GSA succeed this upcoming academic year. We also congratulate our new officers (list below). President: Cesar Escalante Vice President: Jancee... Continue Reading →

PPCP International Luncheon, 2016

It is fast becoming the tradition of the PPCP GSA to host an international luncheon every year to raise scholarship funds for students' professional development. This tradition came alive again with over 10 different dishes, and at least 4 continents meeting to share ideas, and culture. It was simply difficult to decide what tastes best... Continue Reading →

2016 Fall Satsuma picking at Dr. Overstreet’s

Annually, Dr. Charles Overstreet lets all Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology students harvest Satsuma from his garden after being treated to delicious American dishes. Over the weekend, we again enjoyed Dr. Charles Overstreet and his amiable family's benevolence. It was heart warming to feel there could be a home away from home most... Continue Reading →

2016 Summer Technique Sharing Series Started Off

For the third year in a row, the Journal Club and Training Committee of the Graduate Student Association (LSU PPCP GSA) is hosting the "Summer Technique Sharing Series." This is a great initiative in which students teach to each other techniques that are performed in different labs. Our goal is to broaden our knowledge and gain insight and... Continue Reading →

Victory was ours at Southern Division APS meeting.

Five students traveled to Balm, Florida for the 2016 Southern Division American Phytopathological Society Meeting.  Eduardo Chagas won the student paper competition.  His talk was entitled, "Two symptoms of Cercospora leaf blight of soybean: an indication of two diseases caused by the same pathogen."  The remaining students also gave great talks, received good feedback and... Continue Reading →

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