Department of Plant Biology

June 19, 2015
Fall Seminar Course on Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering
May 14, 2015
Sheng-Yang He elected to National Academy of Sciences
Sheng-Yang He elected to National Academy of Sciences
April 22, 2015
Plant Biology Club promotes education and sustainability at MSU Science Festival
Plant Biology Club promotes education and sustainability at MSU Science Festival
April 17, 2015
Robin Buell: MSU awards four elite professorships to NatSci faculty members
March 19, 2015
Student research attempts to provide insight on tree growth
Student research attempts to provide insight on tree growth

Plant biology professor Frank Telewski and plant biology senior Caleb Adgate pull out the cores of trees to check their health and growth March 19, 2015, in the forests between Munn Ice Arena and Demonstration Hall. Hannah Levy/The State News

February 27, 2015
C. ROBIN BUELL; William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award
Stayin' alive: MSU research aims to help biofuel switchgrass survive northern winters
Stayin' alive: MSU research aims to help biofuel switchgrass survive northern winters

Dr. Robin Buell has been awarded $1 million from a joint USDA and DOE program for the improvement of plant feedstock for the production of biofuels, bio-power and bio-based products.

Flying the Fields
Flying the Fields
MSU is using drones to help improve farming and biofuels practices. Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, associate professor of plant biology, explains how having close-up, aerial views of crops can improve yields and sustainability. This project was supported by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and MSU AgBioResearch.