Taylor will be Assistant Professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, researching the design of artificial and synthetic algae-bacteria consortia for scaled production of bioproducts.July 27, 2017
The postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University reflects on coordinating MSU's first Fascination of Plants Day.July 19, 2017
Plants, like us, don’t like too much sunlight. The Kramer lab has figured a way to better measure how plants respond to excessive exposure, and the information might help us create more resilient plants.July 13, 2017
In addition to doing photosynthesis, the chloroplast is the source of up to 10% of seed oil production in plants. Scientists are experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels.July 11, 2017
Howe is among ten MSU faculty named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory, and community.July 7, 2017
The Howe lab delves into how defense genes do more than just fight. They also tangle with growth functions.July 5, 2017
The MSU Distinguished Professor studies the biochemistry and biophysics that determine the exchange of gases between the biosphere and the atmosphere.July 3, 2017
In a new Science publication, The Kerfeld lab show us the details of bacterial organelle shells for the first time ever, making it easier to target them for medical or renewable energy applications.June 23, 2017
When the Benning lab tried a technique for producing plant biofuels, an unexpected result led to an increase in our basic knowledge of plant biology.June 20, 2017
The Kerfeld lab has analyzed over 200 sets of cyanobacteria DNA. This knowledge is getting us closer to understanding how to build synthetic factories that will someday produce green fuels or products used to diagnose diseases.June 14, 2017
Eric Young wins big time, scoring an impressive 267 to take home the Gutter Ball XXIII trophy.May 31, 2017
MSU plant biologists invited the general public to explore the world of plants and algae in a celebration that took place alongside hundreds of others in over 50 countries.May 30, 2017
Clement Aussignargues and Joshua MacCready have won the 2017 Anton Lang Memorial Award.May 26, 2017
We interview Hope, Michael, and Cassie to find out what drew them to science, what makes them tick, and why they think they did well at the UURAF.May 24, 2017
The Brandizzi lab is showing how extreme heat negatively impacts seed quality in plants targeted for producing biofuels.May 16, 2017
A Howard Hughes Medical Institute – Gordon Betty Moore Foundation investigator since 2011, He has been reappointed as an HHMI investigator for a second term.May 9, 2017
The Hu lab has identified a new protein that helps control how little cellular factories, called peroxisomes, divide and proliferate.May 2, 2017
The He lab has completed an unprecedented study of over 1000 plant varieties to tease out their major defense systems against bacteria.April 25, 2017
The American Society of Plant Biologists award recognizes distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the society.April 18, 2017
Dr. Gregg Howe has received the 2017 Innovation of the Year award for research that uncouples the antagonistic relationship between plant growth and defense.April 13, 2017
Jianping Hu, professor at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) and the Department of Plant Biology, received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the motility of cellular energy organelles, peroxisomes and mitochondria in particular, along the cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis thaliana.
As our planet’s climate continues to be unpredictable, understanding how plants respond to adverse environmental conditions becomes essential. Improving crop productivity will be vital to feed the nine billion people estimated to be alive in 2050.
Grad student Philip Engelgau and postdoc Peipei Wang have been awarded the 2022 Anton Lang Memorial Award at a ceremony which took place on Monday, April 25, 2022. This year’s lecture was given by Professor Emeritus Govindjee from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.