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MSU’s Lenski Elected to European Molecular Biology Group

Monday, June 19, 2017
Richard Lenski

Richard Lenski, Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has been elected an associate member of…

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MSU Awarded $2M NSF Grant to Study Phytoplankton

Friday, June 9, 2017
Left, Klausmeier; right, Litchman

Michigan State University aquatic ecologist Elena Litchman (above, right) is the lead investigator of a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions of Biodiversity grant to study how…

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MSU Key Player in New Great Lakes Research Group

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Great Lakes bathymetry map

Michigan State University is poised to play a big role in the newly formed Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). A five-year, $20 million dollar grant from…

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MSU’s Boughman Elected VP of Evolution Group

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Jenny Boughman

MSU integrative biologist Jenny Boughman has been elected vice president of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). The SSE is the premier international professional society for…

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Hamilton Named Inaugural Fellow of Water Science Group

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Stephen Hamilton

Stephen K. Hamilton, a Michigan State University professor of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, was named an inaugural fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS). The SFS is…

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Saunders Gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Doug Gage and Sarah Saunders

Sarah P. Saunders, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Integrative Biology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice…

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Butterfly Survival Impacted by Migratory Environments

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Every winter, trees on high mountains in a small area northwest of Mexico City turn orange. Close inspection reveals branches filled with brilliantly colorful monarch butterflies, rather than…

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$1.5M NSF Grant to Explore Secrets of Electric Fish Genome

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Electric fish have been a model biology system since the 18th century. Their potential, though, has been mostly isolated to neurological studies. Thanks to the recent availability of…

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Seabird Bones, Fossils Reveal Broad Food-Web Shift in North Pacific

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
bird

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at…

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MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017
(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

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