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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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Professor Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Sunday, November 18, 2018
College of Natural Science

Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) — the oldest “learned society” in the United States — on Nov. 9…

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MSU’s Lenski Elected to European Molecular Biology Group

Monday, June 19, 2017
Richard Lenski

Richard Lenski, Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has been elected an associate member of…

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MSU’s Lenski Wins Friend of Darwin Award

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Richard Lenski

Richard Lenski, Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has received a 2017 Friend of Darwin…

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New Technology Reveals Secrets of Evolving 30-Year-Old Bacteria

Monday, August 1, 2016
Richard Lenski and E. coli

In a paper published in the current issue of Nature, the Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and an international team of…

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MSU Researchers Honored for Outstanding Genetics Article

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Richard Lenski

A team of Michigan State University researchers has been honored for having one of the top three articles published in the journal Genetics in 2015. Richard Lenski, MSU…

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MSU’s Evolutionary Research Nets $22.5M NSF Grant

Monday, July 20, 2015

Michigan State University has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study…

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MSU Research History: Evolutionary Study in Petri Dish

Friday, January 1, 1988

1988 –  Richard Lenski, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of microbial ecology, begins an experiment with 12 populations of E. coli—all started from the same ancestral strain and all…

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