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Academic Ecosystems Critical to Sustainable Postdoctoral Workforce

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy.

Postdoctoral scholars comprise an invaluable component of global research communities, yet their support and training systems are poorly aligned with today’s job market. These issues are widely discussed…

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Bird Bacteria is Key to Communication and Mating

Friday, October 25, 2019
flock of crows

Birds use odor to identify other birds, and researchers at Michigan State University have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively…

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Lenski Receives ASM Interdisciplinary Research and Mentoring Award

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
College of Natural Science

Demonstrating that there is more than one way to pass on one’s legacy than just genetically, Michigan State University experimental evolutionary biologist, Richard Lenski, has been awarded the 2020 D.C….

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