News

New Post-doc Position Available in Sorghum Leaf Microbiome
September 13, 2019

A Keegstra Postdoc position is available with a primary appointment in the research laboratory of Ashley Shade

Core leaf-bound microbes identified for two key bioenergy crops
September 11, 2019

In a new study, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) scientists at MSU have focused on understanding more about the plant regions above the soil where these microbes can live, called the phyllosphere. PRI's Ashley Shade and her lab classified core members of this community in two bioenergy cropping systems, switchgrass and miscanthus.

PRI's Addie Thompson is a part of a $2.7 million project funded by Department of Energy
September 10, 2019

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are part of a multi-university team that has been awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for a new study on sorghum that melds differing sciences — from genomics to crop modeling.

MSU's IMPACTS program: Where computer sciences and plant sciences meet
September 10, 2019

PRI's Robert VanBuren and Robin Buell provide cross-training in computer sciences and plant sciences to provide MSU graduate students with a toolbox of skills to solve global agricultural problems.

Underrated and Underground, Tuber Evolution Study Earns NSF Grant
September 5, 2019

PRI Director Robin Buell is excited to study tubers, saying “tubers are ubiquitous and critical for food security but often neglected by researchers, so if we can understand the key events in making a tuber, then the question we can ask next is, ‘How can we make a better tuber?’”

PRI Postdoctoral Researchers Awarded USDA NIFA Fellowships
July 23, 2019

MSU-PRI Postdoctoral Researchers have received fellowships from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).