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MSU's Jianping Hu receives NSF grant to shed light on plant growth, reproduction July 1, 2022 MSU's Jianping Hu receives NSF grant to shed light on plant growth, reproduction

Jianping Hu, professor at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) and the Department of Plant Biology, received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the motility of cellular energy organelles, peroxisomes and mitochondria in particular, along the cytoskeleton in Arabidopsis thaliana.

The origins of sour cherry: MSU course brings research to fruition June 30, 2022 The origins of sour cherry: MSU course brings research to fruition

During undergraduate years, gaining hands-on lab experience and signing your name to a scientific publication can give your resume a well-deserved push, and even help open doors to a new career path or Ph.D. program.

MPS's Gregg Howe selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar [LINK] May 30, 2022 MPS's Gregg Howe selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar [LINK]

Gregg Howe, an MSU College of Natural Science researcher internationally known for his work on plant resilience and how plants respond to insect attacks, will be heading to the University of Tsukuba in Japan as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for the 2022-2023 academic year. Howe and his collaborators will apply cutting-edge genetic technologies to the development of crop plants that will contribute to sustainable agriculture and food security.

Four MPS faculty recognized with American Society of Plant Biologists awards [LINK] May 10, 2022 Four MPS faculty recognized with American Society of Plant Biologists awards [LINK]

Erich Grotewold, Jiming Jiang, Beronda Montgomery and Berkley Walker are among those recognized with 2022 ASPB awards.

MPS Graduate Student Philip Engelgau awarded 2022 Anton Lang Graduate Student award [LINK] May 2, 2022 MPS Graduate Student Philip Engelgau awarded 2022 Anton Lang Graduate Student award [LINK]

Graduate student Philip Engelgau and postdoc Peipei Wang have been awarded the 2022 Anton Lang Memorial Award at a ceremony which took place on Monday, April 25, 2022. This year’s lecture was given by Professor Emeritus Govindjee from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cheryl Kerfeld: Building 'nanofactories' to help make medicines and more [LINK] April 27, 2022 Cheryl Kerfeld: Building 'nanofactories' to help make medicines and more [LINK]

Spartan research in the lab of Cheryl Kerfeld could lead to efficient, low-cost chemical reactions for valuable products with help from teensy compartments made by bacteria.

MPS graduate students chosen for 2022 NRT-IMPACTS Fellowship cohort April 25, 2022 MPS graduate students chosen for 2022 NRT-IMPACTS Fellowship cohort

Three MPS graduate students – Duncan Boren, Jenny Schuster and Josh Temple – were chosen for the 2022 cohort of the NRT-IMPACTS fellowship program.

Cutting down on one 'super fat' could help plants survive climate change [LINK] April 12, 2022 Cutting down on one 'super fat' could help plants survive climate change [LINK]

Spartan researchers from David Kramer's lab discover how a plant biochemical could lead to novel approaches for growing crops that are more resilient to fluctuating temperatures.

Philip Engelgau on The Sci-Files: Peeling Back the Secrets to Banana Aroma Biosynthesis [LINK] April 4, 2022 Philip Engelgau on The Sci-Files: Peeling Back the Secrets to Banana Aroma Biosynthesis [LINK]

MPS graduate student Philip Engelgau was interviewed about his research for The Sci-Files, a science podcast from Impact 89FM.

A 'pilot light' for photosynthesis [LINK] March 9, 2022 A 'pilot light' for photosynthesis [LINK]

Spartan researchers reveal processes that keep a plant’s energy balance in check during changing conditions, which could lead to more efficient crops.