The Brandizzi lab has demonstrated how one master gene fine-tunes how massive protein factories in plant cells allocate resources to growth and defense functions.February 7, 2017
Changes in leaf cell wall make-up can dramatically affect how large or thick leaves grow. This knowledge may help improve how crops intercept light and exchange gas with the atmosphere.January 24, 2017
The Walton lab has sequenced the genomes of two species of poisonous Amanita mushrooms, with an eye towards harnessing them for medicinal and biological uses.January 17, 2017
The mechanism promotes cell division to ensure daughter cells are healthy and of equal size.January 11, 2017
Derek Fedeson from the Ducat lab has designed a system to attach cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, to yeast and other surfaces.January 10, 2017
The Hu lab has deepened our understanding of how cells build up internal parts responsible for producing and breaking down energy, with an eye towards agricultural and medical solutions.December 21, 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.December 19, 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.December 14, 2016
The award from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, recognizes talented undergrads committed to pursuing a career in research.December 12, 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.December 5, 2016
New research from the He lab has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant disease.November 30, 2016
The former Ducat lab's Research Tech will join a global leader in product and service solutions for labs and production industries.November 21, 2016
The Brandizzi lab have identified how plants’ largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells’ critical functions and growing better crops.November 17, 2016
The Ducat lab has coaxed a lab-grown cyanobacteria to efficiently make and export sugar, a technique which could someday lead to greater biofuel production at lower cost.November 10, 2016
Geoffry Davis presented his findings at the 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research, held in Maastricht, the Netherlands.November 7, 2016
The 2016 NIH award will provide up to $837,000 in funds towards researching how harmful bacteria infect plants.October 27, 2016
The students participated in the Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program, which is part of a national endeavor providing undergrads with participatory research experiences at over 100 universities.October 11, 2016
On August 31, 2016, the PRL lost a dear colleague and friend, when Kentaro Inoue was killed in a tragic accident as he rode his bicycle to work en route to the UC-Davis campus.October 6, 2016
Capturing light to produce energy is a dangerous business for plants. The Kramer lab has discovered one important reason why, in their search for ways to improve crop yields.October 4, 2016
In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest: lipids. Think biofuels, cancer research, or even producing fish oils in plants.September 28, 2016
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.
Spartan research in the lab of Cheryl Kerfeld could lead to efficient, low-cost chemical reactions for valuable products with help from teensy compartments made by bacteria.