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