Rhodes Scholarship Finalist Josh Carter
MSU’s Josh Carter wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 21, 2016
Josh Carter, a senior who will receive twin degrees in both mechanical engineering and microbiology and hails from Watertown, South Dakota, has won a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. Read more...
Fulbright Scholar Matthew Stott
Visiting Fulbright scholar studies microbes found in Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs
October 26, 2016
New Zealand microbiologist Matthew Stott is at MSU to research microbes found in Yellowstone National Park’s geothermal springs and compare them to those found in New Zealand’s Taupō Volcanic Zone. He will give a free public lecture Nov. 1. Read more...
Alayna Caffrey
Human immune response against a common environmental mold the focus of Oct. 5 Kopriva lecture
September 13, 2016
A free public lecture about the human immune response against the common mold Aspergillus fumigatus will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Montana State University. Read more...
Michael Coryell Receives NIH Fellowship
MSU graduate student wins prestigious National Institutes of Health award
September 12, 2016
MSU graduate student Michael Coryell has received an award from the National Institutes of Health that will provide him with research training and funds to support his work on how microbiomes in the human gut protect against arsenic toxicity. Read more...
Honey bee
MSU graduate students present research on viruses and pathogens affecting bees at pollinator conference
September 7, 2016
Three Montana State University graduate students recently presented their research about viruses and pathogens affecting bees at one of the premier gatherings concerning the health of honey bees and other pollinators. Read more...
Pilar Manrique
MSU researchers noted for approach to studying bacteria and viruses that live in human gut
September 2, 2016
MSU scientists who study bacterial communities and viruses associated with health published their findings in the Aug. 29 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research was also featured recently on NPR. Read more...
Michelle Flenniken studies honey bee pathogens under a microscope in her lab in the department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
MSU researchers spread the buzz about bee viruses
August 24, 2016
MSU Assistant Professor Michelle Flenniken and graduate students publish an article about honey bee viruses in the scholarly journal, PLoS Pathogens. Flenniken's lab is at the forefront of research into honey bee viruses. Read more...
Allen Harmsen
MSU and partners awarded $20 million grant ­­to address Native health disparities in Montana and Alaska
August 16, 2016
The grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a new program aimed at building research capacity and addressing health disparities. MSU professor Allen Harmsen will co-lead the program. Read more...
Jared Nigg
MSU graduate awarded NSF fellowship to study disease affecting world’s citrus crops
August 8, 2016
A 2014 graduate of MSU’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology has been awarded a National Science Fellowship to continue his research of citrus greening disease. Read more...
Photo of a sampling site in the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Railroad spanning Great Salt Lake helps MSU scientists understand origins of reef-like structures
July 11, 2016
MSU faculty and students co-author paper to be published in summer issue of Geobiology. Their findings further the understanding of reef-like structures in Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Read more...

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