Gregg A. Howe has been recognized as being among the world’s most influential scientists thanks to his papers’ usefulness to other researchers in their fields. He is among 11 MSU scientists named to the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.
We have big news to share! This summer, Dr. Sue Rhee will join Michigan State University as the director of its Plant Resilience Institute and as an MSU Foundation Professor in the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, and Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.
MSU researchers, Sue Rhee and Bob VanBuren are part of a multi-institution and cross-disciplinary project to study how plants survive drought. The $12.5-million project was funded by National Science Foundation and will lead to the creation of the virtual Water and Life Interface Institute — WALII, pronounced “Wally”.
The team led by Addie Thompson has received more than $590,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study resistance to tar spot, a devastating corn disease.
Gregg Howe, an MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci) researcher who is internationally known for his work on plant resilience and how plants respond to insect attacks, will be heading to Japan as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for the 2022-2023 academic year to apply cutting-edge genetic technologies to the development of crop plants that will contribute to sustainable agriculture and food security.