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MSU Graduate Students Receive New Travel Award

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Inaugural Winners

Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser have been awarded the inaugural Keegstra and Thomashow Travel Award. Both graduate students were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming…

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Plant Biologist Joins MSU

Friday, June 1, 2018
Polly Hsu

Polly Hsu recently joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as an assistant professor. Polly Hsu studies translational regulation in plants to develop new strategies to promote…

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Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
NSF Career Awardees Headshots

Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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MSU Scientist Edits Unique Molecular Life Sciences Resource

Monday, April 9, 2018
Laurie Kaguni

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Laurie S. Kaguni, internationally recognized for her expertise in the structural and mechanistic biochemistry of mitochondrial DNA replication, served as volume editor for the…

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MSU’s Parent Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Kristin Parent

Kristin Parent, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, received $794,331 from NSF’s Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences for research that focuses on underlying mechanisms…

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MSU’s TerAvest Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Michaela TerAvest

Michaela TerAvest, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, received $519,357 from NSF’s Division of Engineering to support her project to develop a microbial electrosynthesis…

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Understanding Virus Entry Mechanisms and the Impact of the Recent Cryo-EM Resolution Revolution

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kristin Parent, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, presents her current research to the MSU Board of Trustees on Feb. 16, 2018.

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MSU to Study Ways to Boost Corn Productivity

Friday, March 2, 2018
corn

Michigan State University will use a $4.8 million National Science Foundation grant to increase corn productivity by better understanding how gene expression is controlled. Corn, as simple as…

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Spore Formation Model Could Help Advance Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Lee Kroos of the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department at MSU.

Michigan State University scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health…

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MSU Researchers Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Beronda Montgomery and George Garrity

George Garrity and Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University professors of the College of Natural Science, were elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, or AAM, for their excellence, originality and leadership…

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