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June 19, 2017

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

June 17, 2017

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

Terry Bates, provided
June 14, 2017

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

June 2, 2017

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.

PI Amy Marshall-Colon (right) and collaborator Matthew Turk (left)
June 1, 2017

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).

May 3, 2017

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.

April 14, 2017

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

January 30, 2017

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.

January 16, 2017

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

January 12, 2017

Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab, was quoted in an article linking traditional agricultural crops and improved health in a native american tribe in southern Arizona.

January 9, 2017

Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab and project manager of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans, was recently highlighted in an article in Cook's Science for his work on tepary bean drought tolerance.

May 23, 2016

Dr. Jonathan Lynch and Roots Lab research was recently highlighted in a Nature News Feature, "The race to create super-crops".

Graduate student, Hannah Schneider, presenting at the Kirkham conference.
May 1, 2016

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."

April 19, 2016

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

January 11, 2016

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

November 5, 2015

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'."

November 5, 2015

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.

November 5, 2015

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

April 29, 2015

The NSF BREAD award enabled research on improving water acquisition in maize through root traits.