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Gregg Howe, Founding Member of the Plant Resilience Institute, is elected into the National Academy of Sciences April 29, 2020 Gregg Howe, Founding Member of the Plant Resilience Institute, is elected into the National Academy of Sciences

Gregg is a University Distinguished Professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and has been investigating the impact of heat stress on resistance in tomato to insect pests in the PRI.

MSU researcher receives grant to continue studying pathogen resistance in plants April 29, 2020 MSU researcher receives grant to continue studying pathogen resistance in plants

MSU plant pathologist Brad Day has received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to extend his study on how plants, at the cellular level, respond to disease threats.

A COMMON METABOLIC CURRENCY TUNES GROWTH-DEFENSE BALANCE IN PLANTS April 7, 2020 A COMMON METABOLIC CURRENCY TUNES GROWTH-DEFENSE BALANCE IN PLANTS

When plants defend against a threat, their growth slows to a crawl. In their efforts to understand why, the Howe lab is constantly pushing the limits: how high can one tune plant defenses before a plant goes belly up?

Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate April 7, 2020 Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate

Gregg Howe and Nate Havko find that in the heat, tomato plants can’t fight off the hungry tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta.

CANCELLED Events March 11, 2020 CANCELLED Events

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Michigan State University has cancelled all public events for the remainder of Spring Semester 2020 while classes have gone online.