Genomics and Root Biology researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.

  • Professor of Plant Stress Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Root phenomics
  • Anatomical traits affecting water and nutrient acquisition
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Root hairs
  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Legumes and Rhizobia
  • Plant-microbe-climate interactions
  • Mutualism Evolution
  • Bio-inoculants and leguminous cover crops
  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation
  • Individual-based modeling
  • Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Evolve and Resequence
  • Associate Professor of Viticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • cover crops
  • cold temperature stress
  • Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial community ecology
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Ecological resilience and resistance
  • Causes and consequences of biodiversity
  • Professor of Plant Genetics

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant genetics and breeding
  • Molecular breeding
  • Biotic stresses
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Plant nutritional quality
  • Tomato
  • J. Franklin Styer Professor of Horticultural Botany and Professor of Plant Molecular Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Genomics and Genetics
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Theobroma cacao (cocoa)
  • Professor of Horticultural Marketing and Business Management
  • Affiliate Appointment: Agribusiness Management, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Alcoholic beverage trends
  • Wine consumer attitudes and behaviors
  • Produce and ethnic food marketing
  • Retail layout and design
  • Promotional strategies
  • Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling

Areas of Expertise

  • Agroecosystems
  • Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling
  • Hydrologic and Nutrient Cycling Modeling
  • Environmental Biophysics
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • University Distinguished Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • crop ecophysiology
  • plant adaptation to abiotic stress
  • plant genetics
  • simulation modeling