Fang (Rose) Zhu Lab

The primary emphasis of our research is to understand the mechanisms of insects adaptation to chemical stresses in their environment.

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Fang (Rose) Zhu Lab

The primary emphasis of our research is to understand the mechanisms of insects adaptation to chemical stresses in their environment.

Fang (Rose) Zhu Lab News

Penn State food scientists are studying how plant cultivars, climate, soil and processing methods influence flavor and aroma characteristics of cacao beans. They are collaborating with the Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola, an agricultural research facility in La Lima, Cortés, Honduras, on the studies. Holding cacao pods cut from a tree at a cooperative in El Negrito, Yoro, Honduras, are, from left, Allison Brown, food science doctoral candidate; Gregory Ziegler, professor of food science; and Helene Hopfer, assistant professor of food science.
Research aims to help cacao producers, chocolate makers boost profits
February 14, 2018
Through a partnership with the Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola, or FHIA, an agricultural research facility in La Lima, Cortés, Honduras, Penn State food scientists are studying how plant cultivars, climate, soil and processing methods influence flavor and aroma characteristics of cacao beans, and how consumers might respond to those characteristics.
Researchers repeatedly downloaded data at each of the vernal pools in the study, where they installed sensors and measured dissolved oxygen, oxidation-reduction potential, water level, water temperature, electrical conductivity, pH, and rainfall throughout the study period. 
Presence, persistence of estrogens in vernal pools an emerging concern
February 13, 2018
Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, according to researchers, who suggest that persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats.
Unique cohort will support student exploration of agricultural microbiomes
February 8, 2018
Faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are spearheading an initiative that will provide selected doctoral students with the opportunity for extensive study in the emerging field of agricultural microbiome research.

Rose's Bio

Fang (Rose) Zhu
Assistant Professor of Entomology
121A Chemical Ecology Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Phone: 814-863-4432