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June 14, 2019

The Venture Fellows program assists in launching startup companies based on inventions by MSU faculty, staff and graduate students and to provide graduate students experience in technology commercialization. The program runs from September through the end of April. Fellows will have a direct impact on scaling MSU technology for commercialization and have access to top-ranked faculty as well as industry experts. Fellows are grouped in teams of three – a business student and two STEM/STEAM students – who are responsible for developing and executing a plan for moving the technology towards commercialization. 

June 14, 2019

A new professional-development graduate course that will help you deal with the challenges in grad school and future career. Spring Semester, 2020.

June 14, 2019

Arjun Krishnan will be teaching a short course on essential concepts for rigorous practice & critical interpretation of statistical data analyses will be offered this fall from November 6th to December 4th, M-W, 3pm-5pm.

April 19, 2019

The MSU Genetics Program is hosting our annual mini-symposium entitled “Epigenetic Stress Memory”. This symposium addresses stress-response mechanisms in humans, animals and plants. Invited speakers include Hasan Khatib (University of Wisconsin-Madison), AJ Robison (Michigan State University), Tania Roth (University of Delaware), Robert VanBuren (Michigan State University), Xuehua Zhong (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Wangding Zhou (Van Andel Research Institute).

The symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 8:00am-5:30pm in the Molecular Plant Sciences Building.  A poster session will be held from 2:45pm-3:30pm, and we encourage participation from graduate students and post-docs (posters can be on any research topic and do not need to relate to the symposium).

There is no charge for the symposium, and lunch will be provided. Program and registration information is available at  We appreciate registrations so that we can plan appropriately for lunch and refreshments.

April 19, 2019

An advanced molecular imaging course targeted toward senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young faculty who are interested in advancing their knowledge to become leaders in the field. Individuals who have a fundamental understanding of biology, chemistry, and physics will get the most from this intensive course. Join us on the beaches of Holland, MI from July 24th – 27th 2019 at Hope College! Register here.

March 1, 2019

ANS 490/890 will be offered this fall. Contemporary topics will be covered on stem cell research and applications, focusing on pluripotent stem cells and several types of adult stem cells during mammalian reproduction, development, and tissue regeneration.