Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

August 17, 2016
Cellular snowplow keeps genes open.
Cellular snowplow keeps genes open.

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

July 21, 2016
Improving grain legume production with new ag technology: PhotosynQ
Improving grain legume production with new ag technology: PhotosynQ
July 19, 2016
2016 Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability Symposium
2016 Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability Symposium

Molecular Plant Sciences Building, Room 1200
Michigan State University
October 21 & 22

July 14, 2016
Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging (DEPI)
Dynamic Environmental Photosynthetic Imaging (DEPI)

The Kramer lab developed DEPI to make better plants by allowing researchers to systematically explore the effects of real-world conditions using sophisticated sensors, cameras, software and more.

June 30, 2016
Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils
Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils
June 3, 2016
New insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR)
New insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR)

In this study, the Hu lab and collaborators were able to map disesase causing mutations on the high-resolution CaSR structure.

May 11, 2016
Do genes express themselves through poetry?
Do genes express themselves through poetry?

Thermodynamic modeling of transcription factor binding site perturbation provides quantitative insights into the cis-regulatory grammar of enhancer regions.

May 6, 2016
Amy Ralston at the White House
Amy Ralston at the White House

Dr. Ralston received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

May 2, 2016
MSU Board of Trustees approves Plant Resilience Institute
MSU Board of Trustees approves Plant Resilience Institute

The institute will conduct fundamental research to identify mechanisms that contribute to plant resilience and impact plant productivity.

April 27, 2016
MSU scientists solve additional pieces of 'extraordinary cofactor' puzzle
MSU scientists solve additional pieces of 'extraordinary cofactor' puzzle
April 22, 2016
Dr. Ian Major (Howe lab) receives a 2016 Anton Lang Research Excellence Award
Dr. Ian Major (Howe lab) receives a 2016 Anton Lang Research Excellence Award
April 21, 2016
2016 Annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet
2016 Annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet
April 21, 2016
Sophia Lunt receives a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from AACR
Sophia Lunt receives a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from AACR
April 15, 2016
The Hong lab elucidates cooperativity in protein folding
The Hong lab elucidates cooperativity in protein folding
March 31, 2016
David M. Kramer is the recipient of the prestigious American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award.
David M. Kramer is the recipient of the prestigious American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award.
March 24, 2016
Brad Pitt's and fruit flies' cowlicks controlled by cancer protein
Brad Pitt's and fruit flies' cowlicks controlled by cancer protein

Dr. Sandhya Payankaulam in the Arnosti lab.

March 17, 2016
"GO GREEN!" NSF-funded research collaborations advance crop quality efforts
"GO GREEN!" NSF-funded research collaborations advance crop quality efforts
March 17, 2016
MSU discovers a new kind of stem cell
MSU discovers a new kind of stem cell
March 17, 2016
Rising stars: MSU assistant professors doing stellar research
Rising stars: MSU assistant professors doing stellar research
February 26, 2016
Plant Scientist Gregg Howe Named MSU Foundation Professor
Plant Scientist Gregg Howe Named MSU Foundation Professor

Howe, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a researcher in the MSU-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, studies how plants defend themselves in response to insects and other environmental stresses.