Josh Carter Goldwater Scholar
Three MSU students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
April 1, 2016
MSU students Josh Carter, Zane Huttinga and John Ryter have received 2016 Goldwater Scholarships, the nation's premier scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering. Read more...
HIlleman in lab
Vaccine development experts to speak at MSU symposium April 22-23
March 17, 2016
MSU will host a symposium April 22-23 featuring some of the nation’s most noted experts in vaccine development. The symposium is named for Maurice Hilleman, a 1941 MSU graduate who saved the lives of millions by developing a wide array of vaccines. Read more...
Blake Wiedenheft
MSU microbiologists advance CRISPR research, publish findings in Nature
February 19, 2016
The research published in Nature brings to light an understanding of how CRISPRs differentiate virus’ DNA from its own genetic material. Without this ability, the anti-viral measures would damage the host cell. Read more...
MSU professor Matt Taylor, left, and his team including Theresa Thornburg, Irina Kochetkova, Max DePartee, Alix Herr.
MSU scientists publish findings on competition between viruses, see possibilities for new treatments
February 16, 2016
Matt Taylor, MSU assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, and his colleagues recently published their research findings in the Journal of Virology. Read more...
MSU professor Mark Young will discuss how MSU research in Yellowstone National Park is expanding our understanding of the role viruses play in the world. The lecture is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Museum of the Rockies' Hager Auditorium.
MSU researchers develop new process for discovering viruses
February 3, 2016
The research was published in January in the Journal of Virology, a biweekly journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Read more...
Mark Jutila
MSU’s provost’s lecturer series continues Feb. 16 with talk by immunologist Mark Jutila
January 25, 2016
MSU professor Mark Jutila will speak on the journey of a white blood cell — and his own journey as an immunologist — when he presents the next installment of the Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Series on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Read more...
Raina Plowright
Study shows bat deaths worldwide rising due to human causes
January 20, 2016
A new study co-authored by MSU’s Raina Plowright has found that collisions with wind turbines and the outbreak of white-nose syndrome lead the reported causes of mass death in bats since 2000. Read more...
Ryan Jones
MSU professor wins award from National Geographic to research bacteria of insects that spread diseases
December 7, 2015
MSU Assistant Professor Ryan Jones, along with graduate student Nick Pinkham, will travel to the Peruvian Amazon in March to collect thousands of mosquitos, fleas and ticks to study. Read more...
Robertson Glacier.
MSU professors study chemical process that sustains microbial life under glaciers
November 23, 2015
Research by MSU professors and others appearing in Nature Geoscience has found that the grinding action of glaciers and ice sheets against silicate rocks, when combined with water, releases enough hydrogen gas to sustain methanogenic archaea. Read more...
Alayna Caffrey
Caffrey, Willems receive Kopriva fellowships
August 19, 2015
MSU doctoral students Alayna Caffrey and Daniel Willems will receive $5,000 to support their research as recipients of 2015 Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowships from the MSU College of Letters and Science. Read more...

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