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August 29, 2016
Undergrads make strong showing at Mid-Sure Symposium
Undergrads make strong showing at Mid-Sure Symposium

PRL undergraduate researchers shared the fruits of their research at this year’s Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE).

August 24, 2016
Kerfeld lab reveals a new light-responsive protein family
Kerfeld lab reveals a new light-responsive protein family

These ancient proteins will both add to our knowledge of the evolution of photosynthesis and open exciting doors to applications in fields like medicine and biotechnology.

August 19, 2016
David Kramer wins innovation prize from ISPR
David Kramer wins innovation prize from ISPR

The International Society of Photosynthesis Research award recognizes that insights from photosynthesis could contribute to fields ranging from solar energy to global climate change.

August 16, 2016
Improving grain legume production in Zambia
Improving grain legume production in Zambia

The Kramer lab is using its homegrown tech, PhotosynQ, towards improving bean production in this African country, where 60 percent of the population lives in poverty and more than 350,000 people suffer from food insecurity.

August 12, 2016
Federica Brandizzi featured in Lansing State Journal
Federica Brandizzi featured in Lansing State Journal

Brandizzi is studying ways to increase soybean and alfalfa yields. She is one of 11 MSU professors who have received grants through the university’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization program.  

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