News

February 4, 2024: Our paper “Dot Scanner: Open-source Software for Quantitative Live-cell Imaging in planta” is published online. Read more

July 11, 2023: Penn State News highlighted the research from Gu Lab: “Newly identified protein regulates the creation of cellulose in plant cells”. Read more

June 5, 2023: Our manuscript “CALCIUM-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASE32 regulates cellulose biosynthesis through post-translational modification of cellulose synthase” was accepted by New Phytologist. Congratulations to all!

May 30, 2023: Our manuscript “Simulation of microtubule-cytoplasm interaction revealed the importance of fluid dynamics in determining the organization of microtubules” was accepted by Plant Direct. Congratulations to all!

May 6, 2023: Congratulations to Cara Fliegel, class of 2023! Best wishes to your future endeavor!

April  21, 2023: Ran Tao, a graduate student from the Plant Biology Graduate Program, joined our group. Welcome Ran!

Jan 27, 2023: Kevin Ding, an undergraduate who is an awardee of the WISER/MURE/FURP research program, joined our group. Welcome!

Jan 28, 2021: Jenna Patel, an undergraduate who is an awardee of the WISER/MURE/FURP research program, joined our group. Welcome!

June 10, 2020: Xiaoran Xin defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations Xiaoran! See pictures

May 22, 2020: Congratulations to Zican Wang, class of 2020! Best wishes to your future endeavor!

February 4, 2020: Penn State News highlighted the research from Gu Lab: “Herringbone pattern in plant cell walls critical to cell growth.” Read more

February 4, 2020: A paper reporting cell wall pattern critical to acid growth is published in the Journal of Experimental Botany.  Congratulations Xiaoran! Read more

October 14, 2019: Zican Wang received 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Grant Proposal Award in Eberly College of Science. Congratulations Zican!

July 3, 2019: Cell Dynamics took center stage at 2019 Plant Biology Symposium. Read more

June 18-21, 2019: Annual Plant Cell Dynamics Meeting was hold at Penn State. Read more

June 3, 2019: Noemi Garcia started her Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) in Gu Lab. Welcome Noemi! Read more

August 20, 2018: Xiaoyu Zhu receives the 2018 Robert T. Simpson Graduate Student Award for Innovative Research. Congratulations Xiaoyu! Read more

June 13, 2018: Xiaoyu Zhu defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations Xiaoyu! Read more

March 26, 2018: Penn State News highlighted the research from Gu Lab: “New insights into how cellulose is built could indicate how to break it apart for biofuels.” Read more

March 26, 2018:  a paper reporting de novo secretion of cellulose synthase complexes was published in PNAS. Congratuations Xiaoyu! Read more

March 08, 2018: Welcome to the new Gu lab website!

February 2, 2018: Amy accepted research technician position at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations Amy!

A Penn State Research article highlights the research of Gu LAB researchers at Penn State: “The key to efficient biofuels may lie in learning how plants build their cell wall.” Full story (page 21-24):  Read more

The Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation (CLSF) received renewed funds from the Department of Energy in July 2014.  The CLSF is among the total 22 EFRCs receiving $100 million to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to build a 21st-century energy economy. Read more

Logan Bashline Awarded the 2013/2014 Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology. Read more