Igor Houwat

Igor Houwat

Communications Coordinator

  (517) 353-2223


   MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory
     Michigan State University
     Plant Biology Laboratories
     612 Wilson Road, Room 105B
     East Lansing, MI 48824

Igor's oud

Igor is responsible for telling the stories of the PRL and conveying ongoing research in an effort to inform the scientific and general publics on the latest discoveries and events emanating from the 12 resident labs and the MSU community more broadly. He is also maintaining alumni relations in a program that is now 50 years old and boasts a strong relationship with the Department of Energy. He additionally manages the PRL website content and design. Alternatively, he locks himself in his office and practices the oud (Middle Eastern lute), seen in the picture, at lunch hour; guaranteed he’ll be there.

Igor, who hails from Brazil and Lebanon, is a Michigan State University alumnus with two MAs in Saxophone Performance and Ethnomusicology. He obtained a BA in Marketing from Ferris State University and has worked at local communications firm, MessageMakers. When not at the office, he’s either spending time with his lovely girlfriend, Lauren, talking with his mom and sister from Lebanon, practicing his Kung Fu moves, reading, hiking, and when time allows, teaching himself mandarin.