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Third Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU: Arts Go Green increases community reach
May 31, 2019

Over 500 participants experienced the world of plants and algae through family-friendly science and art activities where they learned about plant medicinal benefits and industrial applications and interacted with MSU scientists.

MPS doctoral student Emily Lanier awarded prestigious NSF fellowship
May 8, 2019

The program, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive awards for graduate students, directly supports graduate students in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Explore the Science and Art of Plants at Third Annual Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU: Arts Go Green
April 9, 2019

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.

MSU students win at 2019 ASPB Midwest Meeting
March 28, 2019

The American Society of Plant Biologists meeting was a chance to practice presentation skills and meet plant biologists from across the Midwest.

Brandon Rohnke: Advocating for science
February 27, 2019

Brandon Rohnke, a graduate student in the Montgomery lab, reflects on his recent trip to the U.S. Capitol to meet with the staff of seven legislators.

Harnessing synthetic biology to produce terpenoids, oil in plants
February 25, 2019

Michigan State University scientists have developed synthetic biology tools to co-produce high-value compounds in plants. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Berkley Walker: Beneath the ski mask
February 13, 2019

Recently an individual was recorded skiing across the MSU campus on the eve of a polar vortex. It was the MPS' own Berkley Walker.

MSU team wins bronze at 2018 synthetic biology competition
November 27, 2018

The team, which included three MPS labs, participated at the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition, which brings together students from around the world to design synthetic biology solutions for some of humanity’s toughest problems.

Assembly of diverse BMC architectures
November 8, 2018

The MSU lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has developed a new method to manipulate miniature factories found in bacteria that could someday lead to new medical, industrial or energy applications.

Jonathan Walton 1953-2018
October 24, 2018

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