Professor Kathleen Brown retires after 41 years

September 2, 2021

Amelia Henry receives humanitarian award

April 1, 2021

Amelia Henry receives humanitarian award

Jagdeep Sidhu receives research award

March 31, 2021

Jagdeep Sidhu receives research award

Roots lab research focus of podcast from West German Public Radio

February 15, 2021

German language discussion of the recent discovery of MCS starting at 01:10:40

Newly discovered trait helps plants grow deeper roots in dry, compacted soils | Penn State University

February 15, 2021

A previously unknown root trait allows some cereal plants to grow deeper roots capable of punching through dry, hard, compacted soils, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest that harnessing the inherited characteristic could lead to crops better able to deal with a changing climate.

CSA news article on Roots Lab work with bean breeding

January 5, 2021

CSA news highlights Roots lab efforts in breeding better beans for Africa, focusing on two recent papers in Crop Science

Jagdeep Sidhu Receives College Research Funding

December 8, 2020

Jagdeep Sidhu has secured $3000 funding from the College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program sponsored by the College of Agricultural Science’s Office for Research and Graduate Education. He will using these funds to investigate how root cortical cell size regulates root metabolic cost.

Jonathan Lynch recognized as Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate

November 18, 2020

The 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list features researchers who have demonstrated considerable influence in their chosen field through publication of multiple works that have been cited by a significant number of their peers during the last decade.

Graduate student receives special award for early career contributions to ASPB

November 9, 2020

Stephanie Klein awarded ASPB early career contributor

News story on bean root architecture reaches 6 million people, worth $240,000

November 4, 2020

News story highlighting lab publication on bean root architecture reaches almost 6 million viewers

LAT root image wins photo competition of Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research

October 14, 2020

Mohamed Hazam's sweet corn root image won an award from the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research

Graduate student awarded Outstanding Agricultural Graduate Student Award from AASIO

October 14, 2020

PhD student Jagdeep Sidhu was awarded Outstanding Agricultural Graduate Student Award from the AASIO

Bean root architecture results highlighted in CSSA News

September 2, 2020

A recent Roots Lab publication on bean root architecture was highlighted in the Crop Science Society of America

Field work proceeds with physical distancing, safety precautions

June 9, 2020

Lynch named as "Highly Cited Researcher" for 2019

January 23, 2020

Jonathan Lynch was included on the 2019 list of one of the most highly cited researchers in the sciences

Lynch recognized as AAAS Fellow

December 6, 2019

Jonathan Lynch received the life-time honor of AAAS Fellow this year.

3D maize root reconstructions featured on JXB cover

October 18, 2019

Chris Strock's 3D maize root images were included on the cover of the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany

Laser ablation tomography for root pathogen, microbe imaging highlighted in PSU News

September 16, 2019

A recent Roots Lab paper on laser ablation tomography and root pathogen/microbe imaging is highlighted in Penn State News

Project Manager Molly Hanlon receives Outstanding Post-Doc Award

August 19, 2019

DEEPER Project Manager and Post-doc, Molly Hanlon, received the 2019 Outstanding Post-Doc Award

Grad students host Millennium Scholars for maize field demo

July 16, 2019

Alden Perkins and Stephanie Klein designed a demo for the Millennium Scholars at the Roots Lab fields

Roots Lab presents root simulation modeling at SEB

July 9, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Lynch, Post-doc Chris Black, and Ph.D. student Ernst Schafer presented recent modeling work at SEB Seville 2019

Graduate students present at Plant Vascular Biology meeting

July 2, 2019

Ph.D. students Stephanie Klein and Jenna Reeger recently presented posters on their work at Plant Vascular Biology.

University of Nottingham students receive root phenotyping practical from Jonathan Lynch

March 4, 2019

Jonathan Lynch visited Master's students at the University of Nottingham to introduce root phenotyping methods

Phanchita Vejchasarn presents recent work at the 2019 Newton Fund Meeting

February 18, 2019

At the annual Newton Fund Project Meeting, Phanchita Vejchasarn presented this poster on Rhizo-Rice in January 2019.

Kathleen Brown named a "Queen of Rice Science" by IRRI researcher, lab alumnus

February 16, 2019

Dr. Amelia Henry listed Dr. Kathleen Brown as one of the "Queens of Rice Science" in a recent article

Digital imaging of root traits (DIRT) article ranked #4 top ASPB article

February 12, 2019

In 2018 the DIRT paper ranked #4 highest allometric score of all Plant Physiology papers this year

Alumnus receives Early Career Award and presents talk and poster at international conference

December 17, 2018

Tania Galindo-Castañeda received the INRA Early Career Award and presented a talk and poster at International Phytobiomes Conference 2018

Culmination of phosphorus-efficient beans for Africa project highlighted in Penn State News

November 29, 2018

A summary of the Feed the Future phosphorus-efficient bean project is highlighted in Penn State News

Roots Lab alumnus and his student receive university awards

October 27, 2018

Dr. Patompong Saengwilai and his current student receive awards from Mahidol University

Field manager moves on to senior agronomist position in PA potato industry

October 2, 2018

Curtis Frederick is now senior agronomist at Sterman Masser, Inc. in Sacramento, PA