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There are 52 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Benning lab".

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CURE at MSU: Bringing the laboratory experience to undergraduate classrooms

Researchers are integrating their work into undergraduate cell and molecular biology laboratory courses at Michigan State University through the use of Arabidopsis mutant screenings.

Tags: Benning lab By Kara Headley; Banner image by Kara Headley, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, 2021
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

Tags: Benning lab By Igor Houwat and Kara Headley
Yang Xu wins 2021 Carl Douglas Prize

The Prize recognizes postdoctoral researchers’, “outstanding contributions to plant biology, based on initiative and originality of the research, productivity, and leadership.” In addition, Dr. Xu, a member of the Benning lab, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of Guelph in Canada.

Tags: awards, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat, Yang Xu; Banner image courtesy of Yang Xu
Two PRL faculty named 2020 Highly Cited Researchers [LINK]

Christoph Benning and Gregg Howe are two of the four MSU College of Natural Science (CNS) researchers named Highly Cited Researchers, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The linked article features both scientists.

Tags: awards, Howe lab, Benning lab By By Val Osowski
Understanding how algal cells divide when they are hungry

A new study delves into how algae manage cell division processes when they suffer from starvation. The finding has implications for biofuel technologies, given that algae have the potential to become a sustainable source of high value oils.

Tags: fundamental research, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat, Christoph Benning; Banner image of wild type algal cells by Tomomi Takeuchi
PRL alumnus Zhi-Yan Du joins University of Hawaii as assistant professor

Du, a former postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Christoph Benning, will start a new position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Honolulu.

Tags: future scientists, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat, Zhi-Yan Du; Banner image courtesy of Zhi-Yan Du
Tomomi Takeuchi and Eric Poliner start new positions at Michigan biotech companies

Tomomi will be working for Charles River Labs, located in Mattawan, while Eric will be with Physicians Toxicology in Kalamazoo.

Tags: future scientists, Kramer lab, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat
First-Person Science: Christoph Benning on Plant Biochemistry [LINK]

Benning is featured on the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's 'First-Person Science' series, where scientists describe how they made significant discoveries over years of research. 

Tags: Benning lab By By Shannon Shea, Department of Energy Office of Science
Plant protein helps control both chloroplast's chemistry and lipid membrane

The protein, peroxiredoxin Q, is known to maintain a healthy balance of chemicals and energy levels in chloroplasts. The new research shows the protein also impacts the system that produces chloroplast membranes.

Tags: Benning lab, fundamental research By By Igor Houwat, Patrick Horn, Montgomery Smith; Banner image by Victor DiRita, NatSci photographer
A protein lulls algae to 'sleep', and what that means for making green fuels

When algae get stressed, they hibernate and store energy in forms that we can use to make biofuels. Understanding how stress impacts algal hibernation could help scientists lower the cost of biofuels production.

Tags: fundamental research, Benning lab By By Igor Houwat, Tomomi Takeuchi; Banner image of mutated algal cells by Tomomi Takeuchi

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Complicated sets of biological data can be challenging to extrapolate meaningful information from. Wanting to find a better way to look at this data led Berkley Walker, assistant professor at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, to team up with statistician and Assistant Professor Chih-Li Sung from the Department of Statistics and Probability.