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

Despite Pennsylvania's strong overall employment picture, manufacturing -- one of the state's top-three employment sectors -- lost 80,000 jobs between 2008 and 2018.   Image: MichaelGaida via Pixabay
Report: Pa. employment strong, but job growth leaves regions, industries behind
June 13, 2019
With the U.S. economy on track for potentially the longest expansion on record after the Great Recession of 2008-09, employment in Pennsylvania overall is strong. But the rosy statewide job numbers can mask persistent decline in various industries and regions across the state, according to economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
For chocolate specifically, oral texture is a critical quality attribute, with grittiness often being used to differentiate bulk chocolate from premium chocolates. Because chocolate is a semi-solid suspension of fine particles from cocoa and sugar dispersed in a fat base, it is an ideal food for the study of texture.   Image: © Getty Images / Image Source
Sensing food textures is a matter of pressure
June 13, 2019
Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected, according to Penn State researchers, who say some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes.
Male black carpenter ant — Camponotus pennsylvanicus    Image: Bruce Marlin
Ants maintain essential interactions despite environmental flux
June 12, 2019
Ants adjust their social interactions to accommodate changes in population density, according to researchers at Penn State and Georgetown University. The findings suggest that ant colonies are capable of maintaining their sophisticated social organization despite potentially drastic changes in their environments.

Rose's Bio

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