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Christian Danve Castroverde wins NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
November 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The Plant Resilience Institute has appointed Tom Sharkey as Associate Director