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...
Melody Lindsay
MSU scientist wins NASA fellowship to explore early life on Earth, other planets
June 27, 2016
Melody Lindsay, an MSU graduate student in microbiology and immunology, has won a NASA fellowship to continue her research in Yellowstone National Park. Read more...
Researchers at Little Big Horn College.
MSU, Little Big Horn College researchers receive grant to address well water issues on Crow Reservation
June 23, 2016
Researchers will use the approximately $500,000 grant to continue home well water testing, conduct surveys about well water uses and well head protection, and educate well owners about the quality of their well water and any associated health risks.  Read more...
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...

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