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Our lab is seeking a research technologist to work in the laser ablation tomography unit.

The Roots Lab is collaborating with three previous Ph.D. students in a project to develop drought tolerant rice.

Funding freeze on ARPA-E has been lifted, allowing the Roots Lab to begin using their new grant funds.

Ph.D. student Hannah Schneider received one of three Root Phenotyping Working Group Travel Awards to the IPG Root Biology Meeting 2017

Jonathan Lynch's lab is addressing global famine with a combination of old-school methods and modern innovation

Terry Bates, previous graduate student of Dr. Jonathan Lynch, researches grape nutrition at Cornell and shares his knowledge and experiences

Crops in silico project will accelerate scientists' ability to adapt crops for environmental challenges. Dr. Jonathan Lynch serves as a collaborator on this project.

Hannah Schneider, senior Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab, receives CSSA award for her outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.

Collaborator Amy Marshall-Colón, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded $274,000 from The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to support her project, Crops in silico (Cis).

Our lab is caught in the middle of a funding freeze by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy (DOE). Graduate student Molly Hanlon's experience is featured.

The Global Plant Council sat down with Dr. Lynch to discuss his research on crop plant adaptability to drought and low soil fertility.

A full-time position is available immediately at The Pennsylvania State University for a Research Agronomist to lead a field research farm located in Willcox, Arizona.

Hannah Schneider, Ph.D. student with Jonathan Lynch, has just been awarded a Future Leaders in Science Award from the Crop Science Society of America.

The Roots Lab recently received grant from ARPA-E's Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS) program to fund maize root research projects.

The 2016 Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Kirkham Conference took place in April 2016 at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, the theme for which was "The Root Zone: Soil Physics and Beyond."

In April 2016, Dr. Jonathan Lynch presented at the UKPPN Root Phenotyping Workshop at the University of Nottingham.

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences magazine highlighted Roots Lab research investigating new ways to improve nutrient acquisition by crop roots.

Earlier in 2015, Dr. Jonathan Lynch attended the Society of Experimental Botany (SEB) meeting in Prague to present a lecture on "A Second 'Green Revolution'."

Dr. Patompong Saengwilai was one of the few researchers to be selected to participate in the KMUTNB’s Remarkable Event in Honor of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn: Science, Technology & Innovation Exhibition Oct 7-9, 2015.

Every year IRRI offers the Rice Research to Production (RR2P) short course "to help young scholars advance their careers in science"