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Protecting photosynthesis from stalling: a 24-hr molecular hotline
May 20, 2019
Protecting photosynthesis from stalling: a 24-hr molecular hotline

A new study from the Sharkey lab looks at a pivotal sugar molecule, called glucose 6-phosphate (G6P), that is the first step towards making starch. 

Plant Resilience Institute Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
May 15, 2019
Plant Resilience Institute Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

Five world-renown scientists with expertise in plant resilience visited MSU-PRI for a three day meeting.

Research Associate-Fixed Term in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Position Open
May 7, 2019
Research Associate-Fixed Term in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Position Open

Job posting #573326: Research Associate-Fixed Term in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics College of Natural Science is now available

MSU scientists teach kids about plant defense at MSU Science Festival 2019
April 25, 2019
MSU scientists teach kids about plant defense at MSU Science Festival 2019

115 school students, ranging from 4th to 6th graders, got to learn about plant defense mechanisms and got a taste of how to observe and think critically as a scientist. The brains behind the events was Leah Johnson, a graduate student in the lab of PRI's Gregg Howe.

Announcement of PRI-GREEEN Funding
April 22, 2019
Announcement of PRI-GREEEN Funding

The Plant Resilience Institute and MSU’s Project GREEEN have partnered to fund seed projects focused on plant resilience of Michigan crops. Two projects were funded focused on dry beans and tar spot of corn.

Keeping plants nourished: the workings of a photosynthesis backup system
March 25, 2019
Keeping plants nourished: the workings of a photosynthesis backup system

PRI's Tom Sharkey researches how plants use the shunt to quickly reboot the Calvin-Benson cycle, the crucial process that makes their food and nourishes the planet's food chain.