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New Early Career Award Trains World-Class Postdocs, Advances Wheels of Innovation

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
group photo From front row left: Amy Ralston, Stephanie Hickey, Sakthival Kailasam, Hideki Takahashi; Back row left: Arjun Krishanan and Jian He

When it comes to cutting edge science, researchers in the Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) in the College of Natural Science lead the…

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Data, Algorithms, & Computing for Studying Complex Diseases

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Arjun Krishnan is an assistant professor in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Arjun…

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A New Way to ‘Hoard’ Resources in Nano-Sized Factories Targeted for Biotech

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Blue bacteria with coding in the background

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld at Michigan State University has created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to…

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MSU Chemist Wins OpenEye Junior Faculty Award

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Gray shadow figure, with two strands of DNA running through it. One strand of DNA is blue and green, while the larger strand is gray and pink.

Michigan State University computational chemist Alex Dickson has received the highly competitive American Chemical Society, or ACS, OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry. The ACS is…

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Virus Researcher Awarded Burroughs Wellcome PATH Grant

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Doing the ‘Samba’: MSU awarded first PATH grant

Kristin Parent, a Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, assistant professor and J.K. Billman, Jr. M.D. Endowed Research Professor, received a 2019 Burroughs Wellcome…

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A New Way to ‘Hoard’ Resources in Nano-sized Factories Targeted for Biotech

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial, or…

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Altering How Cyanobacteria Capture Light from the Sun Can Impact their Health

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Altering how cyanobacteria capture light from the sun can impact their health

Scientists have delved further into how cyanobacteria, one of the planet’s most abundant organisms, manage how they capture light to do photosynthesis. At the center of it all…

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Six MSU Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF Early CAREER Awards

Thursday, May 23, 2019
NSF CAREER Awardees

Six Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2019 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one…

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A New Rhomboid-like Protein that Helps Plants Produce Lipids

Monday, May 13, 2019
A new rhomboid-like protein that helps plants produce lipids

The Benning lab has identified a rhomboid-like protein that may help plant chloroplasts tune their lipid production. The study is published in The Plant Journal.  Lipids are molecules…

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MPS Doctoral Student Emily Lanier Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowship

Friday, May 10, 2019
MPS doctoral student Emily Lanier awarded prestigious NSF fellowship

Emily Lanier, a Ph.D. student in the Molecular Plant Sciences Program (MPS) is a recipient of the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The program, one of…

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