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Three MSU individuals named AAAS fellows
November 27, 2018
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.

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

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

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

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

Osei-Bonsu Wins Poster Award
October 16, 2017
Osei-Bonsu Wins Poster Award
Jiang Recognized as MSU Foundation Professor
November 29, 2017
Jiang Recognized as MSU Foundation Professor
MSU's Diane Ebert-May receives national award for excellence in ecology education
March 15, 2018
MSU's Diane Ebert-May receives national award for excellence in ecology education

Diane Ebert-May, MSU Distinguished Professor of plant biology, is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education from the Ecological Society of America.

$1.1M DOE Grant Will Help Beef Up Biofuels
September 29, 2017
$1.1M DOE Grant Will Help Beef Up Biofuels
NatSci's Marjorie Weber named Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow
March 2, 2018
NatSci's Marjorie Weber named Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow

Marjorie Weber, MSU plant biologist in the College of Natural Science, has been named a 2018 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

MSU plant biologist receives NSF grant to study natural defense in plants
August 7, 2018
MSU plant biologist receives NSF grant to study natural defense in plants

Michigan State University plant biologist Marjorie Weber is the lead investigator of a five-year, $1.1 million National Science Foundation Dimensions in Biodiversity grant (2018-2023) to study the evolutionary dynamics of bodyguard reward traits of wild grape plants.  

MSU scientists get to the root of plant stress response
September 24, 2018
MSU scientists get to the root of plant stress response

MSU microbiologist Ashley Shade and plant biologist Sheng Yang He have been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the microbiome interacts with, and may mediate, plant responses during environmental stress.

MSU aquatic ecologist lands grant to study phytoplankton traits
October 7, 2018
MSU aquatic ecologist lands grant to study phytoplankton traits

MSU aquatic ecologist Elena Litchman is leading a three-year, $993,000 project funded by the NSF Division of Environmental Biology to investigate and predict intraspecific trait variation in phytoplankton from four lakes in southwest Michigan.

Be thankful for sweet potatoes
November 2, 2018
Be thankful for sweet potatoes

For many Americans, sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving side dish. For millions of others, however, it’s a staple crop that offers hope for a healthy future.

2018 Plant Biology Newsletter
November 1, 2018
2018 Plant Biology Newsletter

This year, the Department of Plant Biology (PLB) is undertaking a long-range planning exercise to assess the status and set the future goals of our research, training and outreach programs.

MSU NETS $1.1M IN DOE GRANTS
October 10, 2018
MSU NETS $1.1M IN DOE GRANTS

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants to four Michigan State University faculty members

Jonathan Walton 1953-2018
October 23, 2018
Jonathan Walton 1953-2018

We are saddened that Jonathan Walton passed away on October 18, 2018 after a brief illness. 

Wilkerson Shares at Classes Without Quizzes
April 23, 2016
Wilkerson Shares at Classes Without Quizzes

Sharing the great things Plant Biology does around the world

Outstanding Faculty Award
April 20, 2016
Outstanding Faculty Award

Congratulations to Frank Telewski on Outstanding Faculty Award

June 19, 2015
Fall Seminar Course on Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering