A Keegstra Postdoc position is available with a primary appointment in the research laboratory of Ashley Shade.
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.
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.
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.
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?’”
MSU-PRI Postdoctoral Researchers have received fellowships from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).