Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

September 15, 2016
Molecular map provides clues to zinc-related diseases
Molecular map provides clues to zinc-related diseases
Tags: Hu Lab News
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.

Tags: Last Lab News, Jones Lab News
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.

Tags: Floer Lab News
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.

Tags: DellaPenna Lab News
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

Tags: Kramer Lab News
August 30, 2016
Defend or Grow?
Defend or Grow?

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

Tags: Howe Lab News
August 30, 2016
Melatonin boost a key to fighting breast cancer
Melatonin boost a key to fighting breast cancer
Tags: Arnosti Lab News
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.

Tags: Kramer Lab News
June 30, 2016
Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils
Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils
Tags: Benning Lab News
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.

Tags: Hu Lab News
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.

Tags: Arnosti Lab News
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)

Tags: Ralston Lab News
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.

Tags: Howe Lab News, Sharkey Lab News
April 27, 2016
MSU scientists solve additional pieces of 'extraordinary cofactor' puzzle
MSU scientists solve additional pieces of 'extraordinary cofactor' puzzle
Tags: Hausinger Lab News
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
Tags: Howe Lab News
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
Tags: Lunt Lab News
April 15, 2016
The Hong lab elucidates cooperativity in protein folding
The Hong lab elucidates cooperativity in protein folding
Tags: Hong Lab News
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.
Tags: Kramer Lab News
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.

Tags: Arnosti Lab News
March 18, 2016
Lessons from the mouse embryo
Lessons from the mouse embryo
Tags: Ralston Lab News