1. Congratulations Dr. Tu Huynh!

    Mar 7, 2024

    Graduate student Tu Huynh passed her Ph.D. defense in December. Congratulations, Dr. Huynh!
  2. Chee Successfully Defends Thesis

    Nov 17, 2023

    Chee Gang Ngui defended his Masters Thesis on November 14th, 2023. His thesis focused on using rhizoboxes to phenotype chile pepper root systems under water deficit conditions. Chee will be continuing with his education and embarking on a doctoral degree with the McHale lab. Congratulations Chee! 

  3. Congratulations Dr. McCoy!

    Jul 11, 2023

    Graduate student Jack McCoy passed his Ph.D. defense last week. Congratulations, Dr. McCoy!

  4. Congratulations Dr. Vargas-Garcia!

    Jul 11, 2023

    Graduate student Christian Vargas-Garcia passed his Ph.D. defense in June. Congratulations, Dr. Vargas-Garcia!

  5. Congratulations Hannah for Receiving IGP Funding!

    Mar 21, 2023

    Hannah was recently awarded funding from the CFAES Internal Grants Program (IGP). This funding will help further Hannah's PhD work on her project, Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) landrace diversity in resistance to Phytophthora capsici root rot.

  6. Job posting for Wooster soybean field researcher

    Jan 17, 2023

    The McHale lab is hiring for a full time soybean field researcher position based on the OSU Wooster campus. Please visit for a full job posting. 

  7. HCS Graduate Student Publication Award

    Jan 12, 2023

    Congratulations to Christian Vargas-Garcia for being the recipient of this year’s HCS Graduate Student Publication Award in the PhD category. His paper is titled, "Identification of Candidate Genes for a Major Quantitative Disease Resistance Locus from Soybean PI 427105B for Resistance to Phytophthora sojae” and published in Frontiers in Plant Science. Well done, Christian!

  8. Welcome Maria!

    Sep 16, 2022

    Maria Santiago-Padua is joining our lab as a masters student working with soybeans. She joins us from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, where she earned her B.S. in Horticultural Science. Welcome Maria!

  9. Congratulations Hannah!

    Jun 28, 2022

    Congratulations to Hannah Scheppler for passing her doctoral candidacy exams in June, 2022!  Well done, Hannah!
  10. Congratulations Jack!

    Mar 9, 2022

    Congratulations to Jack McCoy for placing 3rd in the CFAES category of OSU’s Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum!