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June 19, 2017
Rob Last President-Elect ASPB
Rob Last President-Elect ASPB

"ASPB is the world's oldest and largest international professional organization of plant scientists," said Danny Schnell, chair of the Department of Plant Biology. "Rob's election by the membership is a tremendous honor and reflects his stature in the profession and his many contributions to research and education."

May 15, 2017
He Appointed HHMI Investigator
He Appointed HHMI Investigator

Sheng Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor of plant biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) – Gordon Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) Investigator since 2011, has been re-appointed as an HHMI Investigator, which extends his appointment to 2024.

May 15, 2017
More Genes Turned On
More Genes Turned On

Some people travel to northern California for wine. However, Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, treks to the Golden State for clover. The lessons of plant diversity and competition learned from a clover patch, which are featured in a special issue of the Journal of Ecology, can potentially unlock secrets on plant interactions around the globe.

May 4, 2017
Schemske Elected to NAS
Schemske Elected to NAS

Douglas Schemske, a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor emeritus of plant biology at Michigan State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Schemske earned the honor for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research in the fields of population biology and evolutionary ecology.

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