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New Study Shines Light on Mysterious Giant Viruses

Friday, May 8, 2020
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In recent years, giant viruses have been unearthed in several of the world’s most mysterious locations, from the thawing permafrost of Siberia to locations unknown beneath the Antarctic…

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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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Understanding Viruses for Improved Human Health

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In Kristin Parent’s world of studying viruses that infect bacteria, she knows if there’s a host, there’s also a virus that can infect it. What she and her…

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Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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MSU’s Parent Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Kristin Parent, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, received $794,331 from NSF’s Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences for research that focuses on underlying mechanisms…

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Understanding Virus Entry Mechanisms and the Impact of the Recent Cryo-EM Resolution Revolution

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kristin Parent, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, presents her current research to the MSU Board of Trustees on Feb. 16, 2018.

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Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

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MSU Faculty, Student Receive ASM Research Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016
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A Michigan State molecular biologist and a doctoral student in her lab have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Kristin Parent, assistant professor in MSU’s…

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MSU Biochemist Receives One of Four National Early Career Awards

Friday, October 16, 2015

Michigan State University assistant professor Kristin Parent is one of four early-career women scientists nationwide who have received $50,000 grants to kick-start their academic research careers. The awards…

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