Dan Colman
MSU team looks back at 25 years of exploring a new frontier in Earth's crust
July 5, 2017
MSU postdoctoral researcher Dan Colman and MSU assistant professor Eric Boyd, both in MSU's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, have published a retrospective of the past quarter-century of searching for life deep in Earth’s crust. Read more...
MSU student presents at National Conferences for Undergraduate Research
MSU students present projects at national conference that promotes undergraduate research
May 31, 2017
The students presented their work on a range of projects, including a comparison of urban and rural red fox vocalizations and a study on algae as a potential biofuel. MSU will host the annual conference in 2020, which draws more than 4,000 students. Read more...
Melody Lindsay
MSU doctoral student wins scholarship for study of Utah’s Great Salt Lake
May 23, 2017
Melody Lindsay won the award for her work in how the lake’s changing salinity affects the microorganisms in the lake and the lifeforms that depend on them as food sources. This is the first time the scholarship has been awarded to someone outside of Utah. Read more...
Jayme Feyhl-Buska
MSU alumna wins fellowship to research how microbes survive deep inside Earth’s crust
May 10, 2017
Jayme Feyhl-Buska, who earned her degree in biology, will use the National Science Foundation award to support her doctoral studies at USC. Feyhl-Buska’s research of microbes in extreme environments has implications in future life-finding missions. Read more...
Montana State University student Josh Carter holds a model of a protein structure in the Blake Wiedenheft laboratory.
MSU scientists publish papers in two scientific journals that advance understanding of how bacteria fight viruses
May 10, 2017
MSU senior Joshua Carter and research associate MaryClare Rollins were lead authors of the papers that further research into a biotechnology that can potentially cure genetic diseases. Read more...
Maureen Kessler Fulbright Scholar
MSU doctoral student receives Fulbright to study giant bats and their role in contagions
May 9, 2017
Doctoral student Maureen Kessler has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study flying fox bats and their role in the spread of a contagion that primarily affects horses in Australia, but could have wider applications. Read more...
Michelle Flenniken
MSU scientist who studies honey bee health earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award
April 6, 2017
Michelle Flenniken, a virologist in MSU’s College of Agriculture, will use the award to continue her research on the defense mechanisms honey bees use against viruses. Read more...
MSU College of Letters and Science to award top honors April 13
March 28, 2017
The college will honor the award recipients at a ceremony to be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Strand Union Building, Ballroom A. Read more...
Blake Wiedenheft. Spirit of Discover and Vice President for Research Meritorious Technology/ Science Award
MSU professor wins prestigious presidential award
January 12, 2017
Blake Wiedenheft, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor the government bestows to early-career research science and engineering professionals. Read more...
Kristen Blackler. Rufus T. Firefly Award for Innovative Service
MSU to honor top faculty and staff
January 4, 2017
Nineteen members of MSU’s faculty and staff will receive their awards at the 2017 Spring Convocation, to be held Jan. 10. Read more...

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