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James Santiago
September 22, 2021
James Santiago, a postdoc in Tom Sharkey’s lab was awarded an internal grant of $88,000 from the PRI for research on heat-sensitivity in tomato anthers and pollen grains using single cell RNA-sequencing.
Michael Thomashow
September 22, 2021
MSU plant molecular biologist Michael Thomashow’s research has always been fueled by a pretty simple question: How the heck does that work?
A computer graphic of a molecule
September 14, 2021
Two undergraduate students from Dr. Josh Vermaas’s lab have been awarded funding for their computational research this fall.
A field of plants
September 7, 2021
The Molecular Plant Sciences Monday seminar series is kicking off the 2021-2022 school year with presentations by plant scientists from institutions all over the world.
Anne Rea
September 1, 2021
Dr. Anne Rea, former postdoc in Jianping Hu’s lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, accepted a position as assistant professor of cell biology at Maryville College in Tennessee.
Kara Headley
August 18, 2021
My name is Kara Headley, and I am the new communications manager for the DOE-MSU Plant Research Laboratory and the Molecular Plant Sciences program. I am very much looking forward to diving into this role and this community.
Federica Brandizzi
July 6, 2021
Four Michigan State University College of Natural Science faculty members – Federica Brandizzi, Joseph S. Krajcik, Robert L. Last, and Kenneth M. Merz, were among 11 MSU faculty members named University Distinguished Professors this year by the MSU Board of Trustees in honor of their achievements in research, teaching and mentoring, and community engagement.
Yang Xu
June 10, 2021
The Prize recognizes postdoctoral researchers’, “outstanding contributions to plant biology, based on initiative and originality of the research, productivity, and leadership.” In addition, Dr. Xu, a member of the Benning lab, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Guelph in Canada.
A graphic of a brain made of computer circuits
May 20, 2021
A new AI system, called DeepLearnMOR, can identify organelles and classify hundreds of microscopy images in a matter of seconds and with an accuracy rate of over 97%. The study illustrates the potential of AI to significantly increase the scope, speed, and accuracy of screening tools in plant biology.
Three types of beans. White, red and brown.
May 13, 2021
The study reports that the activity levels of the carbon metabolism protein, G6PDH, are related to decreased production of pollen in bean flowers. As global temperatures rise, some bean crops, including Michigan-grown varieties, might be more sensitive to higher heat levels.