All Research Projects

The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory gathers scientists with varied areas of expertise to tackle key problems too large to study in single, isolated labs. The projects address some of today's most challenging scientific questions, with implications for renewables, food sustainability, and medical and industrial technologies.

Explore all our research areas and technological innovations, below. Keeping in mind the lines between areas is fluid, on hover, a green background indicates an applied focus and a red background a fundamental research focus.

Most our collaborative research is funded by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Our labs are also funded by the National Science FoundationMcKnight Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other institutions.