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Beronda Montgomery elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Beronda Montgomery elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
February 16, 2018

Beronda Montgomery has been elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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Growing a garden in space
Growing a garden in space
December 19, 2017

Scientists are studying how plants adapt to space environments. The NASA funded research aims to help us grow fresh produce beyond the planet Earth.

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Bethany Huot wins 2017 Kende award
Bethany Huot wins 2017 Kende award
December 12, 2017

The award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the plant sciences at MSU from the previous two years.

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MSU 2017 team wins silver medal at synthetic biology competition
MSU 2017 team wins silver medal at synthetic biology competition
December 11, 2017

MSU’s second-ever iGEM team earned a Silver Medal for a new technology that can detect dangerous contaminants in the environment.

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Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe named 2017 Highly Cited Researchers
Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe named 2017 Highly Cited Researchers
November 16, 2017

Their research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in their fields during the year of publication. He and Howe have made the list three years in a row.

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Grad student Isaac Osei-Bonsu wins conference award
Grad student Isaac Osei-Bonsu wins conference award
October 12, 2017

The Department of Plant Biology student won for his poster presentation on research to improve photosynthetic performance in heat-sensitive cowpea crops.

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PhotosynQ education focus: Sonya Lawrence [LINK]
PhotosynQ education focus: Sonya Lawrence [LINK]
October 9, 2017

This post highlights how the Instructor in the Biological Sciences Program at MSU has been incorporating PhotosynQ into her courses since 2014.

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Han Bao wins Gordon Research Conference award
Han Bao wins Gordon Research Conference award
September 7, 2017

Her poster showcased a newly discovered family of light-sensitive proteins of interest for renewable energy and medical applications.

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Xiufang Xin starts PI position at the Chinese Academy of Sciences [LINK]
Xiufang Xin starts PI position at the Chinese Academy of Sciences [LINK]
August 31, 2017

The former He lab post-doc joins the Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology. She studies plant-microbe interactions and how plants control a healthy microbiome.

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Taylor Weiss to join Arizona State University in August
Taylor Weiss to join Arizona State University in August
July 27, 2017

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.

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Anso Bohrer: reflecting on Fascination of Plants day [LINK]
Anso Bohrer: reflecting on Fascination of Plants day [LINK]
July 19, 2017

The postdoctoral research associate at Michigan State University reflects on coordinating MSU's first Fascination of Plants Day.

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Thomas Sharkey joins the PRL
Thomas Sharkey joins the PRL
July 3, 2017

The MSU Distinguished Professor studies the biochemistry and biophysics that determine the exchange of gases between the biosphere and the atmosphere.

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2017 Anton Lang Memorial Award Winners Announced
2017 Anton Lang Memorial Award Winners Announced
May 26, 2017

Clement Aussignargues and Joshua MacCready have won the 2017 Anton Lang Memorial Award.

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Getting first prize at the UURAF: Our 3 winners tell us how
Getting first prize at the UURAF: Our 3 winners tell us how
May 24, 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.

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Beronda Montgomery: Growing from adviser to mentor
Beronda Montgomery: Growing from adviser to mentor
March 13, 2017

"Mentoring is so much more than offering generic advice." Check out Beronda's take on MSU's Faculty Voice series. 

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Montgomery Smith granted 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award
Montgomery Smith granted 2017 Excellence in Diversity Award
February 17, 2017

The Benning lab freshman has received an honorable mention in the "Students Making a Difference Through Artistic Expression" contest for her visual arts social issues series on Detroit.

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MSU students participate in premier synthetic biology competition
MSU students participate in premier synthetic biology competition
December 19, 2016

Eric Young, a grad student, reflects on MSU's first participation at iGEM, an international competition encouraging students to solve real-world challenges through genetically engineered biological systems.

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2016 Kende Award goes to Dr. Marcelo Campos
2016 Kende Award goes to Dr. Marcelo Campos
December 14, 2016

The Brazilian scientist won the PRL award, which recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the plant sciences at MSU from the previous two years.

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Sean McGuire awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Sean McGuire awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship
December 12, 2016

The award from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, recognizes talented undergrads committed to pursuing a career in research.

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The highs and lows of scientific research
The highs and lows of scientific research
December 5, 2016

An under the hood look at the science behind the He lab's latest discovery: the establishment of a connection between high humidity levels and bacterial plant disease.

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