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NatSci Undergrads Receive Fellowships to Investigate Microscopic Pathogens

Monday, July 1, 2019
College of Natural Science

Alyssa Corpus and Jack Dodson, undergraduate students in Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) in the College of Natural Science, were both selected for…

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New MSU Agreement will Exchange Graduate Students and Research in Seoul

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
New MSU agreement will exchange graduate students and research in Seoul

There was “exciting science” between Michigan State University and Chung-Ang University at the 20th anniversary of the Korea Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Conference in Seoul, Korea, in…

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Seed Microbiome May Hold Uncommon Ability to Benefit Next Generation of Plants

Monday, June 10, 2019
Seed microbiome may hold uncommon ability to benefit next generation of plants

At the conclusion of a pilot study for Michigan State University’s Plant Resilience Institute, or PRI, microbial ecologist Ashley Shade had a hunch that started a chain reaction…

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Ashley Shade Elected Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow

Sunday, May 19, 2019
College of Natural Science

Ashley Shade, Michigan State University microbial ecologist, was selected as a 2019-2023 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Early Career Fellow for her pioneering work into advancing the understanding…

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Researchers Team Up to Investigate Microbes and Their Effect on Plant Growth

Friday, May 17, 2019
Researchers team up to investigate microbes and their effect on plant growth

Michigan State University (MSU) microbiologist Cecilia Martinez-Gomez is co-principal investigator (PI) on a four-year, $1.77 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions in Biodiversity grant comprised of five research teams,…

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MSU Scientists to Study Bovine Microbiome Role in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Friday, April 26, 2019
MSU scientists to study bovine microbiome role in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across…

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Data-Driven Characterization of Gene Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Student Research, Alzeimers

Lavida Brooks is a current Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She is studying human genetics under the advisement of…

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Leveraging the Resilience of Microbial Communities to Support Stable Ecosystems

Monday, April 1, 2019

Microbial communities (or microbiomes) contain discrete populations of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses that interact both with each other and with their local environment.  Environmental microbial communities act…

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Gemma Reguera Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Gemma Reguera Research

Michigan State University microbiologist Gemma Reguera has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology…

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Cleft Palate Gene Mutations now Linked to Spina Bifida

Friday, January 25, 2019
Kousa and Schutte Image

Michigan State University and Children’s National Health System researchers are the first to link mutations in a gene known as “interferon regulatory factor 6,” or IRF6, which cause…

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