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Can crops become more efficient? [LINK]

Berkley Walker is leading a new, nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant effort to better understand photorespiration, a natural process that saps plants’ productivity.

Tags: fundamental research, Walker lab By Matt Davenport, MSU University Communications
Plants and photosynthesis: What's making plants lose their lunch?

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from improved agricultural productivity to predicting the effects of climate change.

Tags: fundamental research, Walker lab By By Igor Houwat, Berkley Walker
Berkley Walker Q&A on job market trends for recent grads [LINK]

Berkley Walker was part of a panel of experts discussing what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate.

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Lab Member Mauricio Tejera Recieves a GLBRC Keegstra Postdoctoral Fellowhip position

Congrats to Mauri on his fellowship. Details can be found here.

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NSF-funded project explores plant metabolism links to climate change, human nutrition

MSU plant biologist Berkley Walker is part of a team of scientists that is using a 3-year, $1.4 million National Science Foundation  Molecular and Cellular Biosciences award to explore the intersection between photorespiration and one-carbon metabolism, two plant biochemical processes that are critical to plant growth and human nutrition.

Tags: awards, Walker lab By By Jeff Mason, Berkley Walker, Val Osowski
Berkley's gives a webinar on the lab's work in photorespiration

On July 9th, 2020, Berkley was able to discuss the lab's work on photorespiration to MSU College of Natural Science Alumni. It was a great experience and helpful for anyone new to the field to get a feel for what we do in the Walker lab. Check it out here.

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Berkley Walker: trying to improve bioenergy crops with 'big picture' math models

Berkley Walker's DNA synthesis proposal has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, to study how high temperatures impact plant enzymes that support photosynthesis.

Tags: fundamental research, Walker lab By By Igor Houwat, Berkley Walker; Images by Victor DiRita, NatSci Photographer
Faculty Voice: Berkley Walker: Beneath the ski mask

Recently, our own Berkley Walker was recorded skiing across campus on the eve of a polar vortex. That recording went viral. Read why he thinks plants are even hardier than he was that day.

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Berkley Walker joins PRL faculty

Dr. Walker is a broadly-trained biochemist and biologist who focuses on resolving photosynthetic fluxes from cellular to canopy scales.

Tags: Walker lab By By Igor Houwat; Banner by Joerg Mueller

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

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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.

2021 Anton Lang Memorial Award winners announced 2021 Anton Lang Memorial Award winners announced

Evan Angelos and Hainan Zhao were recognized during a ceremony which took place online on Monday, April 19, 2021. The Anton Lang Memorial Fund was established in honor of the founding director of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, who passed away in 1996.