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Join a world-renowned plant science research program with a history of groundbreaking discoveries.
September 21, 2023
Join a community of over 200 plant science faculty, embracing collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to foundational and applied research. Become a part of a renowned legacy, spanning decades of pioneering contributions to plant science research. 
Headshot of Seun Ogunwobi
May 15, 2023
Internationally renowned cancer researcher Olorunseun “Seun” Ogunwobi will join Michigan State University on Aug. 16 as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), which is affiliated with the College of Natural Science, the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He will also serve as co-director of the forthcoming Center for Cancer Health Equity Research at MSU.
Emily Lanier and Abigail Bryson
January 23, 2023
MSU researchers have traced the evolution of mint genomes for potential future applications that range from medicines to pesticides to antimicrobials.
Christoph Benning
December 16, 2022
Researchers from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory Benning lab have received a $1,076,813 grant from the National Science Foundation to bring research into the undergraduate classroom setting with a project looking at how the chloroplast reacts to stress responses in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
Michigan State University’s Cheryl Kerfeld and her colleagues have been instrumental in revealing the form and function of bacterial microcompartments. Cover art for a 2019 issue of the journal ACS Synthetic Biology features some of their work, showing a rendering of the protein shell of a synthetic compartment. Reprinted with permission from ACS Synth. Biol. 2019, 8, 4. Copyright 2019 American Chemical Society.
December 15, 2022
With nearly $11M from DOE, MSU is leading a collaboration to usher the US into new frontiers of clean energy with inspiration from microbes
Camelina sativa has the potential to provide a sustainable source of jet fuel and help scientists better understand other crops. MSU researchers are probing the plant’s genetics to help realize that potential. Credit: Suresh Kumar Gupta
December 9, 2022
MSU earns $2M DOE grant to improve the oilseed yield of Camelina sativa, a common plant that could provide cleaner jet fuels and teach us about other important crops
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October 4, 2022
Toufic Jildeh returns to MSU as a Team Physician for MSU Athletics and the U.S. Olympic Ski & Snowboard Team