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A social network for plant science
A social network for plant science

David Kramer’s laboratory is reminiscent of a start-up business, a convergence of diverse minds and skills with the same end goal — to improve plant science. His group is looking to solve some of the worldwide challenges related to human population growth and the need for more food. Achieving that lofty objective requires innovation.

MSU partners with ExxonMobil to advance biofuel research
MSU partners with ExxonMobil to advance biofuel research

A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.

MSU Energy Plant Research Laboratory Celebrates 50 Years
MSU Energy Plant Research Laboratory Celebrates 50 Years

The MSU-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, one of the nation’s premier plant science centers, is celebrating its golden anniversary. Over the last 50 years, MSU scientists have led research to reveal the secrets of how plants grow and reproduce – discoveries that have improved food security and the viability of biofuels.