Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 18, 2017
Designing drugs at the atomic scale with computer simulation
Designing drugs at the atomic scale with computer simulation
January 17, 2017
MSU iGEM team medals in synthetic biology competition
MSU iGEM team medals in synthetic biology competition
January 13, 2017
Beronda Montgomery named MSU Foundation Professor
Beronda Montgomery named MSU Foundation Professor
January 12, 2017
Dr. Kaillathe Padmanabhan (Pappan) is the 2017 recipient of the MSU Distinguished Academic Staff Award
Dr. Kaillathe Padmanabhan (Pappan) is the 2017 recipient of the MSU Distinguished Academic Staff Award

The annual Awards Convocation will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 3:30p – 4:30p in the Pasant Theatre (within the Wharton Center).

January 12, 2017
Strategies for Working with Graduate Students and Postdocs at MSU

January 27, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MSU Union Ballroom

January 9, 2017
'Watershed' discovery reveals plants' medicinal secrets
'Watershed' discovery reveals plants' medicinal secrets
January 9, 2017
MSU researchers have designed a surface display system to attach cyanobacteria to yeast and other surfaces
MSU researchers have designed a surface display system to attach cyanobacteria to yeast and other surfaces
December 27, 2016
Fiona Buchanan (Kroos lab) receives ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship award
Fiona Buchanan (Kroos lab) receives ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship award
November 2, 2016
Supercomputers capture the crush in biological cells
Supercomputers capture the crush in biological cells
October 31, 2016
Amy Ralston named James K. Billman, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professor
Amy Ralston named James K. Billman, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professor
October 24, 2016
MSU NatSci faculty member, student receive ASM awards
MSU NatSci faculty member, student receive ASM awards
October 4, 2016
Diabetic fruit flies may unlock secrets in humans
Diabetic fruit flies may unlock secrets in humans

"Complex cis-regulatory landscape of the insulin receptor gene underlies the broad expression of a central signaling regulator" - Development (2016)

September 21, 2016
'Dialing in the lipidome' for human health, environmental sustainability
'Dialing in the lipidome' for human health, environmental sustainability

Christoph Benning and Patrick Horn highlight recent advancements in lipid research in a special issue of Science.

September 15, 2016
$5.3M NSF grant will help discover new plant chemicals
$5.3M NSF grant will help discover new plant chemicals

The research will examine molecules with wide-ranging applications to human wellbeing, from food to fuels to pharmaceuticals.

September 15, 2016
Cellular snowplow keeps genes open.
Cellular snowplow keeps genes open.

Pioneer factor PU.1 clears enhancer regions for macrophage-specific gene expression.

September 15, 2016
Molecular map provides clues to zinc-related diseases
Molecular map provides clues to zinc-related diseases
September 14, 2016
MSU to use $4.4 million NSF grant to explore the corn genome
MSU to use $4.4 million NSF grant to explore the corn genome

The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new, more nutritious corn varieties in the future.

September 6, 2016
David Kramer wins international innovation prize
David Kramer wins international innovation prize

The 2016 International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) Innovation Award

August 30, 2016
Defend or Grow?
Defend or Grow?

The Howe lab has genetically altered Arabidopsis to do both simultaneously.

August 30, 2016
Melatonin boost a key to fighting breast cancer
Melatonin boost a key to fighting breast cancer