Roots Lab alumni reunite at ISRR 10

July 17, 2018

Four alumni of the Roots Lab attended the International Society of Root Research meeting this year

"Phoraging phor phosphate" comic illustrates results from recent Roots Lab paper

May 13, 2018

Neiler Comics illustrated results from the Roots Lab's recent paper on crown root number for phosphorus acquisition in maize

Lynch named recipient of American Society of Plant Biologists award

May 11, 2018

Jonathan Lynch has been named the 2018 winner of the Dennis R. Hoagland Award

Poster for "OpenSimRoot-Rice" project recently presented by Dr. Ishan Ajmera

April 17, 2018

Roots Lab alumnus receives Outstanding Academic Staff award from home university

March 2, 2018

Dr. Patompong Saengwilai receives award from Mahidol University

Sustainable rice outreach raises awareness of climate impacts on food security

March 1, 2018

RhizoRice project uses social media to promote climate-ready rice

Root discovery may lead to crops that need less fertilizer

January 19, 2018

Graduate student Christopher Strock is featured in Penn State News for his work on phosphorus-efficient bean roots.

Congratulations graduates!

December 20, 2017

Five members of the Roots Lab graduated this semester with doctoral, masters degrees

Drs. Brown and Lynch interviewed by President Eric Barron on WPSU

November 13, 2017

Penn State President asks Drs. Kathleen Brown and Jonathan Lynch about the impact of their research.

Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

August 21, 2017

Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings.

Newton Fund Sustainable Rice Programme funds partnership between UK, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines

July 5, 2017

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

Update: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grants flowing again

June 26, 2017

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

Up By the Roots

June 19, 2017

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

Student awarded travel grant to attend IPG Root Biology Meeting

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

Interview with Roots Lab alumnus Terry Bates

June 14, 2017

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

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Awards Grant to University of Illinois Researcher Developing Cutting Edge Plant Simulation Models

June 14, 2017

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

Crop Science Society of America Announced 2017 Award Recipient

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.

Foundation Supports Crops in silico Project

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).

DOE freezes millions in high-tech energy grants and gags staff

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.

Global Plant Council interviews Dr. Jonathan Lynch

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.

Ph.D. student Hannah Schneider receives prestigious award from the CSSA

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.

Researchers receive $7 million grant to develop deeper crop roots

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.

This Native American Tribe Turned To Ancestral Farming Practices To Combat A Health Crisis

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.

The Magical Fruit: Are heat- and drought-resistant tepary beans the future of food?

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.