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Robert L. Last

University Distinguished Professor
Barnett Rosenberg Professor

Dr. Robert L. Last
Biochemistry Building
603 Wilson Rd, Rm 301A
East Lansing, MI 48824


Office: (517) 432-3278
Lab: (517) 432-3277
Location:  301A Biochemistry


  • Ph.D. 1986, Biological Sciences, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • B.A. 1980, Chemistry, Ohio Wesleyan University

Previous Appointments

  • Program Director, 2002-04, National Science Foundation
  • Director of Discovery Genomics, 1998-2002, Cereon Genomics
  • Professor, 1989-98, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University
  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-89, Whitehead Institute at MIT


  • 2017 - Postdoctoral Mentor Award, MSU College of Natural Science
  • 2012 - Distinguished Faculty Award, MSU