Plant phenotypic plasticity, stress adaptation and epigenetic memory
News Articles Featuring Alenka Hafner
Jul 26, 2023
HGSAC looks to raise the bar with election of new co-chairs
HGSAC students elected Avery Sicher and Jessica Walnut to serve as the graduate co-advisors to the Huck Institutes for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.
Nov 30, 2022
Huck Grad Students Work Towards Inclusion
A discussion and advocacy group started by student leadership is pushing for dialogue and solutions to make the Huck a more welcoming and empowering space for scientists from all backgrounds.
Oct 20, 2022
Penn State alum presents her NASA space garden research to current students
Scientist Gioia Massa conducts space plant biology research at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, growing edible vegetables on the International Space Station. Massa, who earned her Ph.D. at Penn State, presented a talk about her extraordinary career.
Sep 14, 2022
Huck graduate students elect co-chairs for new academic year
This year, HGSAC members elected two students to serve as the graduate co-advisers for the Huck Institutes for 2022-23; Plant Biology student Alenka Hafner and Bioinformatics and Genomics student Corrine Smolen.
Aug 16, 2022
Plant molecular geneticists discover, and begin to crack, the epigenetic code
When plants sense environmental challenges such as drought or extended periods of extreme temperatures, they instinctively reprogram their genetic material to survive and even thrive.