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February 13, 2019
Berkley Walker: Beneath the Ski Mask
Berkley Walker: Beneath the Ski Mask

Berkley Walker is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Biology and the Plant Research Laboratory in the College of Natural Science.

February 13, 2019
Machine Learning Unlocks Plants' Secrets
Machine Learning Unlocks Plants' Secrets

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. 

January 29, 2019
New insights into plant cell organelle and molecule movement
New insights into plant cell organelle and molecule movement

Michigan State University scientists have identified a new protein, called TGNap1 (TGN associated protein 1), that they found at a poorly understood plant cell organelle, the Trans-Golgi Network (TGN).

January 17, 2019
SER Awards Research Medals
SER Awards Research Medals

Emily Grman has won the Bradshaw Medal for her 2015 Restoration Ecology paper (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rec.12271).

January 11, 2019
Carolyn Malmstrom and her group received exploratory grants from the DOE Biological and Environmental Research program
Carolyn Malmstrom and her group received exploratory grants from the DOE Biological and Environmental Research program

Carolyn Malmstrom and her group received exploratory grants from the DOE Biological and Environmental Research program as part of a collaborative effort to understand how climate change affects the capacity of soils to remove carbon from the atmosphere and retain enough nutrients for food production. 

December 13, 2018
From duckweed to sequoias: MSU herbarium preserves diversity of plant life
From duckweed to sequoias: MSU herbarium preserves diversity of plant life

For more than 150 years, the Michigan State University Herbarium has been preserving and classifying plant life ranging from the tiniest specimens to the giants of the plant kingdom.

December 6, 2018
[VIDEO] How bacteria organize their factories, and what it means for a bioeconomy
[VIDEO] How bacteria organize their factories, and what it means for a bioeconomy

MSU scientists report how cyanobacteria line up their CO2-fixing factories within them in a system that works like Velcro. The research is part of an effort to control and repurpose these factories to make products for human consumption.

November 27, 2018
Three MSU individuals named AAAS fellows
Three MSU individuals named AAAS fellows

Two Michigan State University researchers and a university communicator have been named Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to individuals for their efforts to advance science or its applications.

November 13, 2018
NatSci alum, staffer receive 2018 Grand Awards honors
NatSci alum, staffer receive 2018 Grand Awards honors

A NatSci alum and department staffer were among the slate of 11 impressive Spartans recently honored at the 2018 Grand Awards Gala, which recognizes the best of the best MSU Spartans— those making an impact in their companies, communities, and at Michigan State University.

November 9, 2018
Dr. Roger Neil Beachy Ph.D., recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Roger Neil Beachy Ph.D., recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Roger Neil Beachy Ph.D., a Plant Pathology Alumni, was recognized with the Michigan State University Distinguished Alumni Award.