News

Ashley Shade elected Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow
May 19, 2019

PRI's Ashley Shade, microbial ecologist, was selected as a 2019-2023 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Early Career Fellow for her pioneering work into advancing the understanding of the consequences of microbial diversity for resilience, how interactions among microbes impact resilience and how microbiomes can be leveraged to support plant stress tolerance and ecosystem stability.

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

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

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

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

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

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.