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There are 8 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Sharkey lab".

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1. Protecting photosynthesis from stalling: a 24-hr molecular hotline

The enzyme, G6PDH, diverts and pumps resources into the Calvin-Benson cycle at critical moments to keep the cycle active and, by extension, plants happy and healthy.  

Tags: fundamental research, Sharkey lab
By By Igor Houwat, Alyssa Preiser
2. Two PRL students win first prize at UURAF 2019

Madeline Bresson from the Sharkey lab and Jacob Wright from the Ducat lab have each won first prize at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Both were recognized for their poster presentations.

Tags: future scientists, awards, Sharkey lab, Ducat lab
By By Igor Houwat; Banner image of UURAF 2019 by Trumpie Photography
3. Keeping plants nourished: the workings of a photosynthesis backup system

Plants use the shunt to quickly reboot the Calvin-Benson cycle, the crucial process that makes their food and nourishes the planet's food chain.

Tags: Sharkey lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Thomas D. Sharkey
4. As climate changes, plants might not suck carbon from the air fast enough

Atmospheric scientists factor lesser known photosynthesis research into their models. The result: carbon levels in the air could be much higher by 2100 than previously predicted.

Tags: Sharkey lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Tom Sharkey; Banner image by SD-Pictures, CC0 Creative Commons
5. Grad student, Alyssa Preiser, receives Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship

The award is for advances students with a distinguished record of accomplishment and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance and tuition waver for one year.

Tags: Sharkey lab, awards
By By Igor Houwat
6. Announcing the inaugural winners of the Keegstra and Thomashow 2018 Travel Award

Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser, both graduate students, were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming science conferences.

Tags: Brandizzi lab, Sharkey lab, awards
By By Igor Houwat
7. Thomas Sharkey joins the PRL

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

Tags: Sharkey lab, future scientists
By By Igor Houwat
8. Investing in cell wall growth for improved photosynthesis

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.

Tags: Brandizzi lab, Sharkey lab, fundamental research
By By Igor Houwat, Sarathi Weraduwage

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