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).
Robin Buell, Director of the PRI, was recently honored as a University Distinguished Professor.
In a new study, the lab of PRI's Thomas D. Sharkey delves into a ‘brake’ protein, called GPT2. It helps manage photosynthesis in the presence of high levels of light or carbon dioxide, which can push photosynthesis into overdrive mode.