1. Staff

Root Phenomics Laboratory

The Root Phenomics Laboratory focuses on understanding how plant roots forage in soil to influence plant growth using high-throughput phenotyping and big data analytics, or phenomics. Phenotyping involves taking measurements of hundreds or even thousands of plants in order to make both genetic and functional relationships. Substantial variation in root form and function exists among and within crop species. This variation can be harnessed in breeding programs to generate crops that more efficiently use resources. Target species include crops such as alfalfa, tall fescue, wheat and maize, as well as the model organisms Arabidopsis thaliana and Medicago truncatula. The Root Phenomics Laboratory seeks to both better understand the basic biology of roots and soil and apply this knowledge in breeding programs at the Noble Research Institute.

Yaxin Ge, Ph.D.
Yaxin Ge, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate 2

Cheaper Roots/Bigger Shoots

Marcus Griffiths, Ph.D.
Marcus Griffiths, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

York DOE CBI

Haichao Guo, Ph.D.
Haichao Guo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cheaper Roots/Bigger Shoots

Anand Seethepalli
Anand Seethepalli

Computer Vision Specialist

Cheaper Roots/Bigger Shoots