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Christian Danve Castroverde wins NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
November 5, 2018
Christian Danve Castroverde wins NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Christian Danve Castroverde, a post-doc in the lab of PRI's Sheng Yang He, has won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship provides $45,000 of financial support per year for two years.

Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy
October 22, 2018
Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy

Defend or grow? Can plants do both at the same time? Michigan State University scientists might be inching closer to answering these questions. The answers matter. They could someday help us understand natural ecosystems or help farmers increase yields, without increasing dependence on chemicals to resist pests.

MSU Scientists Get to the Root of Plant Stress Response
September 24, 2018
MSU Scientists Get to the Root of Plant Stress Response

Michigan State University microbiologist Ashley Shade and plant biologist Sheng Yang He have been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how the microbiome interacts with, and may mediate, plant responses during environmental stress and how plants may recruit different—and potentially beneficial—root microbes during such periods.

Blazes of Light Reveal How Plants Signal Danger Long Distances
September 14, 2018
Blazes of Light Reveal How Plants Signal Danger Long Distances

Michigan State University was part of a multi-university study that revealed how plant communication systems respond to threats from herbivores. The results, featured in Science, show that once wounded, plants use calcium signals to warn distant tissues of future attacks.

Tenure System Faculty Position in Plant Resilience
September 5, 2018
Tenure System Faculty Position in Plant Resilience

The Department of Horticulture and the Plant Resilience Institute invite applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor tenure system position.

Tom Sharkey is the New Associate Director of the PRI
August 2, 2018
Tom Sharkey is the New Associate Director of the PRI

The Plant Resilience Institute has appointed Tom Sharkey as Associate Director

PRI's Shade Receives NSF Award to Research Rare Soil Microorganisms
June 8, 2018
PRI's Shade Receives NSF Award to Research Rare Soil Microorganisms

Shade has received an $800,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, jointly awarded by NSF’s Population and Community Ecology and Ecosystems Studies Clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology

PRI Travel Award Program for Fall 2018 Announced
June 1, 2018
PRI Travel Award Program for Fall 2018 Announced

The Plant Resilience Institute is sponsoring five $1000 travel awards for MSU graduate students engaged in research in plant resilience in the Fall 2018 semester

PRI and RIKEN sign Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative research on plant resilience
May 15, 2018
PRI and RIKEN sign Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative research on plant resilience

RIKEN's Dr. Shinozaki presented the Anton Lang lecture

The PRI awards three travel awards to MSU Graduate Students
May 1, 2018
The PRI awards three travel awards to MSU Graduate Students

Siobhan A. Cusack, Chiwimbo Gwenambira, and Ben Mansfield have been awarded the PRI Travel Grant

New MSU Research to Explore the Basis of Immunity
May 7, 2018
New MSU Research to Explore the Basis of Immunity

A new research project by Michigan State University scientists will probe the mechanisms that drive disease and immunity at the cellular level, work which stands to revolutionize our understanding of why plants and animals, including humans, get sick

PRI Searching for Three New Faculty in the Area of Resilience
February 1, 2018
PRI Searching for Three New Faculty in the Area of Resilience

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Horticulture, and Plant Biology positions open

PRI Researcher Discovers "How Plants Muscle-up Against Bacteria in the Cold"
January 28, 2018
PRI Researcher Discovers "How Plants Muscle-up Against Bacteria in the Cold"

Michigan State University scientists have furthered our understanding on how a plant protein, called CAMTA, helps plants strengthen themselves as they anticipate long periods of cold, such as three to four months of winter in the American midwest or northern Europe