The Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics

The Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics was initiated in 1998 based on the vision and gifts from Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Louis W. Schatz (class of 1934). In the Schatz Center labs located at Penn State's University Park campus, state-of-the-art research is conducted in forest genetics, genomics and related areas. The Schatz Center provides training opportunities for undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists. The Schatz Center also sponsors a colloquium, held biennially at Penn State's Mont Alto campus, which brings together researchers and practitioners from industry, government, and academia to discuss the science of current issues in tree genetics.

Schatz News

Hardwood Genomics Resources Project Completed
June 26, 2016
The “Hardwood Genomics Project”, completed in July 2015, developed genome resources for a wide phylogenetic distribution of ecologically and economically important broadleaf forest tree species in eastern North America. The resources include deep EST databases, annotated transcript sequences for identification of stress-response candidate genes, reagents for marker assisted selection of stress-tolerance, and tools for management of genetic diversity.
Schatz Center hosts 2015 annual meeting of The American Chestnut Foundation
June 26, 2016
The Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics and the Penn State Mont Alto Schatz Tree Genetics Colloquium had the honor of hosting the Fall 2015 annual meeting of The American Chestnut Foundation on the theme “Integrating Genomics Tools in American Chestnut Restoration.”