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Lab members are presented with a certificate
September 8, 2022
Ten Michigan State University laboratories were acknowledged by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety as a part of their inaugural Laboratory Safety Recognition Awards this year.
A graphic of structures that work as antennae that cyanobacteria use in photosynthesis
August 31, 2022
New findings in microbes called cyanobacteria present new opportunities for plant science, bioengineering and environmental protection.
Artemis 1 rocket ship
August 23, 2022
The Brandizzi Lab at MSU is sending seeds to space aboard NASA’s Artemis I mission to explore how humanity can sustain itself outside of Earth.
Drew Mitchell
August 16, 2022
Drew Mitchell is a former undergraduate student in the Benning lab and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. "If there is something I’m struggling to find, or a problem that’s giving me trouble, there’s always someone [at the PRL] who is willing to chat about it and help if they can."
A plant
August 12, 2022
This study shows that plant genes called MYCs which are known for their role in promoting stress responses, potently inhibit growth and seed production.
Graphic
August 10, 2022
New research from the Vermaas lab with the objective to determine how molecular chaperones may regulate amyloid fibril formation, potentially by interacting with the N17 or PRD regions within HTTExon1.
Three women
August 10, 2022
Third-year graduate student Bianca Serda from the Sharkey lab attended two scientific conferences this summer: The Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere in June, and the American Society of Plant Biologists Plant Biology Conference in July.
BMC-based architectures
August 9, 2022
The new field of phytonanotechnology, which involves the use of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) to enhance/alter plant systems, promises to have an immense impact on critical global problems related to climate change and the scale of food production.
A person holds a tray with cyanobacteria
August 2, 2022
Similar to how chameleons can change colors to blend into their surroundings, cyanobacteria can tune their coloring to better absorb light in different environments.
Seeding a plate
July 29, 2022
Plant gene regulation dictates how plants grow under differing environmental conditions, and researchers from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory are looking at how different genes control light-dependent processes in Arabidopsis thaliana.