Club Information

The Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association provides educational and social activities for students interested in plant pathology.


Objectives and Purpose:

  • Provides educational, leadership, and extension opportunities and training outside of the classroom.
  • Stimulates interest in plant pathology among university students.
  • Fosters a spirit of cooperation and mutual helpfulness among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provides an opportunity for wider acquaintances with the general public and activities of other divisions of the American Phytopathological Society
  • Be of service to the university, department, other students, and the general public.

Membership: All undergraduate students and graduate students who are interested in plant pathology are invited to join the PPGSA.


Current Club Leaders:
  • President: Katherine LaTourrette
  • Vice President: Michael Richter
  • Treasurer: Mitch Hockbein
  • Secretary: Shiv Singla
  • Social Chair: Nawaraj Dulal
  • Faculty Advisor: Loren Giesler
PPGSA October Social: Tuesday, October 19 at 5:15pm in Plant Sciences Hall, 406B

plant pathology graduate student association students sitting in a wide circle eating ice cream in an outdoors open green space