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

Shown are two of the 15 Holsteins that were born at Penn State's Dairy Barns in 2017, the result of a research project to reintroduce valuable genetic variance to the breed.
Holsteins born at Penn State to improve genetic diversity are 'udderly' amazing
May 21, 2018
The six bundles of Holstein joy born at the Penn State Dairy Barns in April of last year — the outcome of a research project to improve genetic diversity in the breed — have garnered a fan following.
Only about the size of a sesame seed, the samurai wasp has been found in 10 states, including Pennsylvania. Co-evolved with the brown marmorated stink bug in China, Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan, the parasitoid wasp seems to offer the best chance to get invasive stink bug numbers under control.
Wasp warriors: Entomologists on samurai mission to slay stink bugs
May 16, 2018
Hillary Peterson is every brown marmorated stink bug's worst nightmare. The Penn State doctoral degree student does not intend to rest professionally until she and other entomologists devise a way to reduce burgeoning populations of the invasive insect, originally from Asia, which are damaging crops and aggravating people. The goal of their research is to develop biological controls to interfere with the pest's reproduction.
Penn State Master Gardeners Alice Simmons and Steve Lentz monitor pollinator preference plants at John C. Rudy County Park in York County.
Penn State Master Gardener programs promote pollinator populations
May 14, 2018
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners across the state are helping to restore bee populations through their Pollinator Preferences and Pollinator-Friendly Gardener Certification programs.

Rose's Bio

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