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Federica Brandizzi

Brandizzi Named 2020 MSU Innovator Of The Year

Thursday, April 2, 2020

As the world’s population increases and the demand for food continues to rise, the need to improve crop yields only grows, not only for the current consuming population…

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Identifying a Plant Cell Barrier to Breeding More Nutritious Crops

Friday, December 20, 2019
Stevia plants growing in small pots in a greenhouse

What if we could grow plants that are larger and also have higher nutritional content? Michigan State University scientists have identified a protein that could be a major roadblock…

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New Insights Into Plant Cell Organelle and Molecule Movement

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Leaves

Michigan State University scientists have identified a new protein, called TGNap1 (TGN associated protein 1), that they found at a poorly understood plant cell organelle, the Trans-Golgi Network…

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Study Shows How Gene Helps Plants Manage Protein Production in Stressful Times

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Flower

The lab of Federica Brandizzi is showing how a gene helps plants adjust protein production during stressful times. The study is in the Proceedings of the National Academy…

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MSU Graduate Students Receive New Travel Award

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Inaugural Winners

Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser have been awarded the inaugural Keegstra and Thomashow Travel Award. Both graduate students were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming…

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MSU Researchers Find Connection Crucial to Plant Development

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Frederica Brandizzi

Michigan State University researchers, for the first time, have identified how plants’ largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant…

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Stress Relief Makes for Healthier Corn Crops

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
corn field

MSU researchers are partners in a collaborative research project that could provide some well-deserved relief to stressed-out corn crops. The group is studying how corn responds to environmental…

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Plant Scientist Brandizzi Named MSU Foundation Professor

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Frederica Brandizzi

Michigan State University (MSU) professor of plant science Federica Brandizzi has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. “This award recognizes Professor Brandizzi’s internationally renowned research for the MSU-Department…

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