Prospective Graduate Students: Graduate students interested in joining our lab should apply either to one of The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences graduate programs (Plant Biology, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences, Bioinformatics and Genomics, or Ecology) or the Department of Entomology graduate program. Please contact Dr. Tanya Renner to discuss opportunities for graduate research and the various programs offered at Penn State.
Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows and Researchers: Those interested in postdoctoral research are encouraged to reach out to discuss opportunities. Multiple avenues to secure funding are available, including the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) and USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Penn State Postdoc Society (PSPS) provides multiple resources for postdoctoral fellows and researchers.
Photos of Adventures in the Lab & Field:
Dionaea muscipula inflorescence.
Working hard on carabid transcriptomics with Reilly McManus (U. Arizona).
Undergraduate Amanda Romaine with Dionaea muscipula.
Green Swamp, near Supply, NC.
March for Science San Diego 2017
Sniffing out carabids with Athula Attygalle (Steven’s Institute of Tech.).
PCR machines hard at work.
Tanya Renner with Nepenthes truncata at Kew.
Searching for Utricularia in Arizona.
Type specimen of Nepenthes rajah at Kew.
Sarracenia in Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County, PA (July 2017).
C. Darwin’s experimental greenhouse.
Visiting Ulrike Bauer’s (U. Bristol) growth chamber and numerous Nepenthes.
Making our way into the Green Swamp, near Supply, NC.
Undergraduate Amanda Romaine, public education at the Arizona Insect Festival.
Drosera hiding in the Green Swamp, NC.
Visiting Ulrike Bauer (U. Bristol) before ICPS 2016.
The one that got away! Dionaea muscipula in NC.
Adam Rork collects carabids at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs, PA. (September 2017).
The evolution of chemical defense in carnivorous plants, ICPS Meeting at Kew 2016.
A great sampling of quinone-producing Metrius contractus! Found near Blodgett Research Station in Northern California (July 2016).
We grow our carnivorous plants in tissue culture.
Potato Lake in Arizona, an old Utricularia site.
Utricularia in Arizona!
A diversity goldmine! With Kip Will (UC Berkeley), Wendy Moore (U. Arizona), Aman Gill (UC Berkeley), and Reilly McManus (U. Arizona).
Wish we could do research in here! C. Darwin’s experimental greenhouse.
Sarracenia in the Green Swamp.
Drosera capensis in tissue culture.
Reilly McManus (Moore Lab, U. Arizona) holds up a vial of Chlaenius near the edge of a stream, rimmed with loose rocks. (Fall 2016).
Drosera in Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County, PA (July 2017).
What’s in here?
Well, hello there!