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Three faculty named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

The Highly Cited Researchers list, compiled by Clarivate Analytics, includes scientists who have been most cited by peers over the past decade. In 2019, fewer than 0.1% of the world's researchers have earned this exclusive distinction.

Tags: Howe lab, He lab, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat; Banner image by Kurt Stepnitz, Michigan State University Communications
[LINK] Grad student, Anastasiya Lavell, talks mentoring and chloroplasts on Impact 89FM

The Benning lab student was a guest on The Sci-Files podcast, where she addressed her research on a protein that seems to be important for lipid regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplasts.

Tags: fundamental research, future scientists, Benning lab
Christoph Benning is named University Distinguished Professor

The title, among the highest honors that can be bestowed by the university, is for faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for the importance of their teaching, research, and outreach achievements.

Tags: Benning lab, awards By By Igor Houwat
These algae can live inside fungi. It could be how land plants first evolved.

Marine algae, the evolutionary ancestors of plants, could have hitched a ride with fungi to make it onto dry land.

Tags: Benning lab, fundamental research By By Igor Houwat, Zhi-Yan Du; Banner image by Zhi-Yan Du and Igor Houwat
A new rhomboid-like protein that helps plants produce lipids

Rhomboid-like proteins are found across a large number of organisms, like bacteria, flies, and humans. This is the first time such a protein – and how it influences lipid production and transport – has been studied in detail in plants.

Tags: fundamental research, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat, Anastasiya Lavell
Barb Sears receives Faculty Emeriti Association award

Dr. Sears, an MSU Faculty Emerita retired from the Department of Plant Biology, was awarded the 2019 MSU Faculty Emeriti Association Award for "Outstanding Contributions by an Individual."

Tags: awards, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat; Banner image by Derrick L. Turner
Anastasiya Lavell wins BMB Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

The award is given to a student for exceptional performance as a graduate teaching assistant during his or her graduate program.

Tags: awards, Benning lab, future scientists By By Igor Houwat; Banner image of Anastasiya Lavell and Christoph Benning courtesy of Christoph Benning
MSU students win at 2019 ASPB Midwest Meeting

The American Society of Plant Biologists meeting was a chance to practice presentation skills and meet plant biologists from across the Midwest.

Tags: future scientists, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat; Banner image by Suejin Park
Harnessing synthetic biology to co-produce high-value terpenoid biomaterials and biofuel in plants

The new synthetic biology tools allow to produce both terpenoids and oil, a biofuel resource, in plant leaves.

Tags: Benning lab, green solutions By By Igor Houwat, Radin Sadre, Bjoern Hamberger; Banner image by Radin Sadre
Kenny Wang wins 2018 Kende Award

The Kende award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the plant sciences at Michigan State University over the last two years.

Tags: Benning lab, awards By By Igor Houwat, Kenny Wang; Banner image by Kenny Wang

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Recently discovered protein enhances understanding of photosynthesis Recently discovered protein enhances understanding of photosynthesis

MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientists have published a new study that furthers our understanding of how plants make membranes in chloroplasts, the photosynthesis powerhouse

Using Artificial Intelligence to delve into plant cell secrets Using Artificial Intelligence to delve into plant cell secrets

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.

Study links energy metabolism to reduced fertility in overheated bean crops Study links energy metabolism to reduced fertility in overheated bean crops

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.