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Nine MSU Researchers Get 2018 NSF CAREER Awards

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

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MSU’s Martinez-Gomez Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Friday, March 23, 2018
N. Cecilia Martinez-Gomez

Cecilia Martinez-Gomez, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, Michigan State University, received $562,102 from NSF’s Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences for her project that aims to…

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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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Two MSU Plant Scientists Among Most Highly Cited

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe

For the third year in a row, Sheng Yang He and Gregg Howe have been named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics (formerly done by Thomson Reuters). According to Clarivate Analytics, this…

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MSU’s Adami Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chris Adami

Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow. Adami is being recognized…

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Organisms in Small Groups May Evolve More Efficiently

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Adami

We’ve all heard Darwin’s theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it’s ok to not…

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Crystal Structure Shows Electrons, Unusual Enzyme

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hausinger and Hu

Michigan State University have combined structural biology and enzymatic approaches to clarify the catalytic mechanism of an unusual enzyme. “We now have a crystal structure that allows us…

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MSU Researchers Study New Combination Drugs for Cystic Fibrosis

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
close-up of gloved hands in lab

Michael Maiden, a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from…

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MSU Collaboration with Nigerian Doctor Impacts Infant Mortality

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A student in Manning's lab is working on testing the molecular epidemiology of GBS collected from mothers and their newborn babies at multiple hospitals in Nigeria.

A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at Michigan State University have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation. In the U.S., September is National…

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Bacteria from 55-Yr.-Old Coal Fire Studied

Friday, June 30, 2017
Taylor Dunivin

Taylor Dunivin, a doctoral student in the  Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, studies bacteria living in the surface soils of Centralia, Penn., the site of an underground coal…

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