Recognizing Plant Direct author Hannah Schneider

Hannah Schneider, first author of Nodal root diameter and node number in maize (Zea mays L.) interact to influence plant growth under nitrogen stress

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State University

Education: Ph.D. from Penn State University

Non-scientific Interests: Hiking, Reading, Tennis

Brief bio: Hannah is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State University. Hannah earned her Ph.D. in Plant Science at Penn State in 2017 in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Lynch and has also spent time as a visiting scientist at the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany. Her research focuses on identifying and understanding the utility of root anatomical traits for improved soil water and nutrient acquisition. Using both genetic and physiological approaches her work aims to understand plant adaptations to drought and low fertility environments.