Latest News

April 29, 2015

Jonathan Lynch was presented with the Dundee Medal at the James Hutton Institute.

April 18, 2015

Penn State News features lab study on evolution of maize root systems for nitrogen efficiency.

October 11, 2014

Automated root imaging technique developed by Alex Bucksch at GA Tech and the PSU Roots Lab is featured in Scientific American and PhysOrg.

Crop stress trials are conducted in Willcox, AZ.
September 11, 2014

The Apache Root Biology Center was featured in the Edible Baja Arizona magazine, which explores regional food culture and heritage.

July 24, 2014

People Behind the Science interviewed Dr. Jonathan Lynch to discuss crop development for poor soils.

December 20, 2013

Annals of Botany selects 3-D maize root for journal cover image.

December 20, 2013

The Society for Experimental Biology Oct 2013 Bulletin highlights maize roots research.

December 20, 2013

The evolution of the Roots lab's 3-D imaging platform is featured in the American Scientist magazine.

November 16, 2013

PSU News featured a new $5 million effort to accelerate common bean breeding, with a research collaboration led by Dr. Jonathan Lynch.

November 16, 2013

Roots lab alum Magalhaes A. Miguel is named 2013 Best National Agricultural Researcher of Mozambique.

October 14, 2013

The Penn State Materials Research Institute featured the laser ablation tomography method developed in the Roots Lab.

The Roots lab is developing a high-throughput 3D root imaging pipeline.
September 21, 2013

The Edmund Optics 2013 Higher Education Grant Competition awarded second place to the Roots lab at Penn State U. to support development of a high-throughput root phenotyping platform for crop research.

Tania Galindo, PhD candidate, was awarded an NE SARE grant.
September 21, 2013

Roots, soil microbes and farmers gather together in a new project by the Roots Lab.

September 21, 2013

The Roots Lab was featured in a Penn State Research spotlight named "Ground-Breaking Roots".

September 21, 2013

The Roots lab investigates efficient maize root systems in poor soils to combat hunger, and was recently featured in German national news.

Roots lab graduate students prepare to study plant stress at the Apache Root Biology Center.
May 12, 2013

Roots lab students study nitrogen and drought stress at the Apache Root Biology Center in Willcox, Arizona.

Mabore explains a cowpea phenotyping trial
March 6, 2013

The Ukulima Root Biology Center was pleased to host students from the University of Limpopo on March 6, 2013.

February 14, 2013

The Lynch Lab was recently featured in Penn State News for their work with computer simulation of root systems.

November 15, 2012

Roots lab students Patompong ‘Khwan’ Saengwilai and Phanchita ‘Nan’ Vejchasarn were at the Japan International Research Center For Agricultural Sciences (JIRGAS) in Tsukuba, Japan from September 3 through September 23, 2012 for rice and sorghum root research. They were accompanied by Edward Makoto Johns, a volunteer Penn State research technician.