Roots Lab

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Numerical modeling of interactions between roots and deep soils

  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, CRIB Project Manager


  • Research Agronomist


  • Assistant Research Professor in Storage Root Physiology


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Project Manager, DEEPER


  • Research Technologist


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology

  • University Distinguished Professor


  • Visiting Scholar


My research interests focus on identifying traits conferring tolerance to phosphorus deficiency in low fertility soils. I’m looking at Basal Root Growth plasticity in response to soil stress, and the identity of potential adaptive tradeoffs for topsoil foraging.

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology

  • M.S. Candidate, Horticulture

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture

I am interested in conducting simulation studies , using SimRoot a structural functional model which simulates root architecture to evaluate root traits which aid better resource acquisition.
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Plant Biology

Rice root biology

Drought tolerance

  • Postdoctoral Scholar


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Mathematical Biology

  • Ph.D. Candidate


I am currently focused on discovering better phenes for water and nitrogen stress tolerance in maize and identifying their genetic and physiological cause.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Visiting Scholar

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture

My current focus is to simulate two traits in maize roots, larger cortical cell size (CCS) and reduced cortical cell file number (CCFN), and their interaction with the presence of root cortical aerenchyma (RCA) improving growth under suboptimal N, P and K condition.