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James Santiago
January 24, 2022
James Santiago, postdoc in the Sharkey lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) has accepted a new position as a R&D plant physiologist at Soli Organic, a culinary herb company based in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Close up of a computer with colorful squares on the screen
January 12, 2022
MSU scientists have developed a new gene discovery method that is helping them to understand how plants recover from stressful situations in their environments.
Jianping Hu
January 11, 2022
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Professor Jianping Hu has been appointed as the new director of the Molecular Plant Sciences (MPS) Graduate Program at Michigan State University.
Depicted are typical Chlamydomonas cells with a single cup-shaped chloroplast and a nucleus
December 22, 2021
A structure that helps algae photosynthesize when carbon dioxide levels are low may also play a role during hyperoxia conditions.
Gloved hands hold a plate with algae
December 22, 2021
A new study from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) shows how some algae can protect themselves when the oxygen they produce impairs their photosynthetic activity. The discovery also answers a long-standing question about how algae survive when CO2 levels are low.
Atsuko Kanazawa
December 15, 2021
Using innovative methodologies that combine biology and statistics, researchers from the Kramer lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) observe the ways plants respond to their natural environments.
Christoph Benning and Gregg Howe
December 14, 2021
Three Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) researchers are among nine MSU faculty members recognized in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics.
Jingcheng Huang and Christoph Benning shake hands
December 8, 2021
Jingcheng Huang is the 2021 recipient of the Kende Award, which acknowledges the best doctoral dissertation in plant sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) over the last two years.
atom model for ChADOx1
December 7, 2021
An international team of scientists, including Michigan State University researchers, believe they may have found a molecular mechanism behind the extremely rare blood clots linked to adenovirus COVID-19 vaccines.
Berkley Walker and Heather Roney scanning a plant's leaf
December 3, 2021
Improving the photosynthetic power-plants in crops could mean using less fossil fuel derived energy supplements in crop cultivation and lead to a second Green Revolution, a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) from the Walker lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL), finds.