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Christoph Benning

University Distinguished Professor
MSU Foundation Professor
Director, Plant Research Laboratory

Dr. Christoph Benning
Plant Biology Laboratories
612 Wilson Rd, Rm 110
East Lansing, MI 48824

benning@msu.edu

Office: (517) 355-1609
Lab: (517) 353-7876
Location:  110 PBL

Education

  • Ph.D. 1991, Michigan State University
  • M.S. 1986, Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet, Freiburg, Germany

Previous Appointments

  • Group Leader, 1993-97, Institut fuer Genbiologische Forschung Berlin GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 1991-93, Michigan State University

Awards

  • 2022 - Senior Member, National Academy of Inventors
  • 2019 / 2020 - Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate, Web of Science Group
  • 2019 - MSU University Distinguished Professor
  • 2018 - MSU Innovator of the Year Award shared with John Ohlrogge
  • 2015 - Inaugural Member of the National Academy of Inventors/MSU Chapter
  • 2015  - AAAS Fellow
  • 2014  - MSU Foundation Professorship
  • 2014 - Graduate Student Mentoring Award, MSU, College of Natural Science
  • 2013 - Postdoctoral Mentoring Award, Michigan State University, College of Natural Science
  • 2010  - Terry Galliard Medal, 19th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Cairns Australia
  • 2009 - Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University, College of Natural Science
  • 2009 - Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University