MSU is saving bees from their archenemies
A new chloroplast role for making biofuels
Karim Maredia: Entomologist. World-Traveler. Biotech Pioneer.
Puzzling pockets of rock
Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade
Improving farming in East Africa
DOE provides next-phase funding for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum.View story photos
New techniques pinpoint evolution in fungi
MSU and Yale University scientists have illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing fungi genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes.View story photos
The two sides of plant resistance: growth and defense
Plants need to delicately balance growth and defense on a daily basis just to survive. Now, MSU scientists’ research displays how genes responsible for plant defense influence plant growth.
Anne-Sophie Bohrer: Fascination of plants
I really enjoy any opportunity to do science communication and outreach because I get to talk about science in a non-scientific way, without the jargon that can be overwhelming for a general audience.View story photos
MSU's Janette Boughman named Fulbright Scholar
Janette Boughman, Michigan State University integrative biologist, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish to the rapid human-induced environmental changes in the arctic.View story photos
A father's gift paid forward
Somewhere between their time on campus and rich careers in horticulture and energy, Laurie and Joe Thorp became convinced of the importance of experiential learning for students.
MSU receives grant to study web-based GIS tool
The MSU Land Policy Institute recently received funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study a web-based GIS system in support of USACE’s Visitation Estimation and Reporting System and the Natural Resources Risk Assessment Tool.
Jen Owen: Birds in the Anthropocene
This is the 135th annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society (formerly the American Ornithologists’ Union). This year, we are jointly hosting the meeting with the Society for Canadian Ornithologists, making it a rare and exciting opportunity to be hosting it at MSU!View story photos
Katherine Magoulick: Crossing oceans and disciplines
Just a few short months ago I returned from studying abroad in New Zealand, and now, I’m heading to Norway for the summer. The differences between my two majors — zoology and history — are almost as great as the differences between New Zealand and Norway.View story photos
MSU to host North American conference ‘Birds in the Anthropocene’
Researchers and bird enthusiasts from all over North America will gather at MSU July 31-Aug. 5 for North America’s largest scientific conference dedicated to the study of birds.