The two proteins, called VAP, indicate where endocytosis, a form of transport in which a living cell imports molecules, should occur.
The National Academy of Sciences, established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, recognizes achievement in science by election to membership.
The NPR1 gene keeps the unfolded protein response, a plant fail-safe for stressful times, in check.
Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser, both graduate students, were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming science conferences.
The award will provide up to $300,000 over three years to support the post-doc's research on marine cyanobacterial photoprotection.
Understanding how the plant cell's food processors are built might help us breed better plants and even benefit human medicine.
The alga Nannochloropsis is increasingly of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.
The fellowship is the oldest of its kind in the nation. Aiko will benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and opportunities for career development.
How plants harvest their own chloroplasts - photosynthesis machines that make their food - to help defend against outside threats.
Yang Yang, a former post-doc in the lab of Christoph Benning, has started a science editor position at the Wiley Beijing office. Wiley is a global company that specializes in academic publishing.
The two scientists were recognized by the MSU Innovation Center for their work on a gene switch that allows plants to accumulate seed oil.
Nick Fekaris and Tomomi Takeuchi, from the Benning lab, have won for presenting their research at the 2018 Annual Meeting - Midwestern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Hurlock, formerly in the lab of Christoph Benning, joins the Utah-based biotech company as a Clinical Affairs Scientist.
The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory Director reflects on his experience of fruitful multi-lab projects at MSU.
The natural solar panels constantly grow and shrink in size to adjust to changes in their hosts' environments. Scientists want to tap into this energy source for biofuels and food purposes.
Beronda Montgomery has been elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Scientists have linked how water-dwelling bacteria monitor light wavelengths in their surroundings with their capacity to do photosynthesis. The research has medical/biofuels implications.