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Shaping the Future: Microbiologists Career Inspired by Influential Teacher

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Kayla Conner in the lab

A Michigan State University scientist is determined to increase the number of women and girls going into STEM fields. Kayla Conner is a doctoral candidate in the Department of…

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Montgomery Recognized as One of the 100 Most Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Monday, February 17, 2020
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Beronda Montgomery, MSU Foundation Professor, was listed as one of the 100 inspiring black scientists in America by CrossTalk, the official blog of Cell Press, a leading publisher of cutting-edge…

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From GED to Ph.D.: Spartan Researcher Achieves Success

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nkrumah Grant is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He’s part of Michigan State University’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training, an experimental program dedicated to…

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Understanding Microbiome Resilience on a Changing Planet

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dr. Ashley Shade received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Microbiology Doctoral Training Program in 2010, and afterwards was a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation postdoctoral fellow…

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The Nature of Salmonella is Changing-and it’s Meaner

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Under the microscope image of salmonella

Salmonella is acting up in Michigan, and it could be a model for what’s happening in other states, according to a new Michigan State University study. The study,…

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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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MSU Scientist Excels While Dealing with Syndromes

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
kyle card in the lab

Kyle Card is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. As part of a partnership between WKAR and Michigan State University’s Broadening Experiences in…

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NatSci Undergrads Receive Fellowships to Investigate Microscopic Pathogens

Monday, July 1, 2019
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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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