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Graduate student Bianca Serda shares her experience at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory September 21, 2022 Graduate student Bianca Serda shares her experience at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory

Bianca Serda is a second-year graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Molecular Plant Sciences programs here at Michigan State University. "I have learned that there are many resources available to help move my research forward, all I need to do is ask what is available for me and somehow, I find what I need."

MPS faculty Robert VanBuren: What it takes for plants to survive drought September 21, 2022 MPS faculty Robert VanBuren: What it takes for plants to survive drought

MSU researchers are studying plants that can survive extreme drought and what they can teach us about life without water.

Video: Monkeyflower power and adapting to change with David Lowry at Michigan State University September 16, 2022 Video: Monkeyflower power and adapting to change with David Lowry at Michigan State University

Because of their diversity and other traits, hardy monkeyflowers have become the hot new plant to study.

MPS Seminars return for 2022/2023 Academic year September 12, 2022 MPS Seminars return for 2022/2023 Academic year

Join the Molecular Plant Sciences program Fall and Spring semester for the Monday seminar series.

Inaugural EHS Laboratory Safety Awards recognizes NatSci laboratories September 8, 2022 Inaugural EHS Laboratory Safety Awards recognizes NatSci laboratories

Berkley Walker's lab - including MPS graduate students Luke Gregory, Kalia Smith and Anne Steensma - was acknowledged by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety as a part of their inaugural Laboratory Safety Recognition Awards this year.

MPS faculty Hatem Rouached: Bigger plants don't always equal more nutritious ones September 7, 2022 MPS faculty Hatem Rouached: Bigger plants don't always equal more nutritious ones

Researchers at Michigan State University discovered a new way plants are adapting to the changing climate — information that can be used to help plants grow strong while also maintaining their nutritional value.

MPS graduate student Joanne Thomson: Michigan State University to send seeds around the moon [LINK] August 24, 2022 MPS graduate student Joanne Thomson: Michigan State University to send seeds around the moon [LINK]

MPS faculty member Federica Brandizzi and graduate student Joanne Thomson send seeds to space in the Artemis 1 spacecraft.

Federica Brandizzi: Michigan State science is returning to space with NASA [LINK] August 23, 2022 Federica Brandizzi: Michigan State science is returning to space with NASA [LINK]

The Brandizzi Lab at MSU is sending seeds to space aboard NASA’s Artemis I mission to explore how humanity can sustain itself outside of Earth

MPS graduate student Bianca Serda granted two travel awards for summer conferences August 10, 2022 MPS graduate student Bianca Serda granted two travel awards for summer conferences

Third-year graduate student Bianca Serda attended two scientific conferences this summer: The Gordon Research Conference on Biogenic Hydrocarbons and the Atmosphere in June, and the American Society of Plant Biologists Plant Biology Conference in July.

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.