Dr. Maren Friesen's NSF-funded project "Oxygen-Tolerant Nitrogenase" has been mentioned on the NSF's website as one of several research endeavors being funded to bring innovation to farming. Visit this link for more.
MSU Today has a produced feature story about the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and current work of Plant Biology Faculty Member Dr. Frank Telewski. Click on the photo below for more:
Congratulations to the Plant Biology Faculty Members who've received the following awards from the College of Natural Science:
-Dr. C. Robin Buell and Dr. Yair Shachar-Hill for receiving the CNS Distinguished Faculty Award
-Dr. Tammy Long for receiving the CNS Faculty Teaching Prize
-Dr. Ralph Taggart for receiving the James D. Hoeschele Endowed Teaching Award
Dr. Alan Fryday has worked as one of the principle researchers on a Lichen Inventory of Glacier Bay National Park. You can read more about the team's efforts here.
Dr. Tammy Long will be presenting a STEM Faculty Workshop titled "Downsizing your classroom: Tips for making big classes seem small(er)" on Wednesday, November 13th in 1425 BPS at 11:30AM. Read more and register here.
Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Osteryoung for being named one of the top 25 STEM educators in Michigan. Read more here.
Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Gross for her 1984 paper, "Effect of seed size and growth form on seedling establishment of six monocarpic perennial plants" being named one of the 100 most influential papers published by the British Ecological Society. Read more here.
The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden will be celebrating its 140th Birthday this Saturday, September 28th. Read more about how to attend the celebration here at MSU Today.
Pictures from the 2013 Plant Biology Annual Picnic at Patriarche Park are now online and can be viewed at this link.
Maria Natalia Umana, PhD Student in the Swenson Lab, received the Alwyn Gentry Award for best student oral presentation at the Annual Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation meeting held this year in San Jose, Costa Rica. Read More...
Dr. Sheng Yang He has been recognized for his contribution to MSU-led research into pyrethroid-binding in mosquitos. Read More...
Sam Perez, PhD student in Plant Biology, recently took an advanced course in plant morphology offered through Harvard University and was featured in Harvard Gazette news article about the course. Read More....
MSU Plant Scientist (Peter Carrington) IDs Plant That Sickened Michigan Man. Read More...
Congratulations to Drs. Katherine Osteryoung and Diane Ebert-May for being named among the top 25 women professors in the state of Michigan by Online Schools Michigan. Read more...
Congratulations to Anna Groves and Daniel Brickley for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for 2013!
Drs. Carolyn Malmstrom and Tom Oswald were recently published in MSU Today. Their article is titled “Avoiding Virus Dangers in ‘Domesticating’ Wild Plants for Biofuel” and is about the ongoing quest for alternative energy sources. Read more…
Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Osteryoung for being awarded the University Distinguished Faculty Award! Dr. Osteryoung has been selected for this award in recognition of her outstanding contributions in scholarly research and teaching.
Congratulations to Dr. John Mugg for being selected as the recipient of the CNS Lorena V. Blinn Endowed Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Jen Lau for being selected as the recipient of the CNS Excellence in Teaching Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Frank Telewski for being selected as a recipient of the CNS Graduate Academic Advisor Award!
Congratulations to Anne Royer for being selected as a recipient of the CNS Excellence-in-Teaching Citation! Anne has been selected for this award in recognition of her outstanding contributions in undergraduate instruction.
Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Osteryoung for being awarded the CNS Distinguished Faculty Award!
Congratulations to Tracey Barner for being selected the recipient of the CNS Support Staff Award! Tracey has been selected for this award in recognition of her exceptional support to the Department of Plant Biology and the College of Natural Science.
Peter Carrington has been named one of Michigan State University's experts in toxic plants. He has be contacted by many to remove an invasive plant, referred to as Hogweed. Read more...