Michigan State University has one of the world's highest concentrations of plant scientists and leads in all areas of plant science research and education. The MPS graduate program brings together the breadth and depth of MSU faculty who apply diverse methods to study photosynthetic organisms.
Plants support most life on earth. They are the foundation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and provide essential services and materials to people.
Molecular plant scientists study the genetic, biophysical, and biochemical processes that plants use to capture solar energy and use it to biosynthesize food, fuel, wood and paper, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. Fundamental molecular plant science knowledge is critical for:
MSU hosts the third annual Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU. This year, plant sciences meet the arts in a collaboration between MSU plant scientists, the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and the East Lansing Art Festival.
The American Society of Plant Biologists meeting was a chance to practice presentation skills and meet plant biologists from across the Midwest.
A seminar series that incorporates the broad research interests across the molecular plant sciences program runs on Mondays at 4p.