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  • Darrell Donahue, PhD

    Donahue named director of MSU Institute of Water Research

    Published on February 8, 2017

    Darrell W. Donahue, chair of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering since July 2015, has been named director of the Michigan State University’s Institute of Water Research (IWR). His appointment is effective immediately.

  • Luis Flores

    MSU lands nearly $2M USAID grant to help feed Haiti

    Published on January 27, 2017

    MSU secured a $2 million award from USAID's Mission to Haiti to help re-establish agricultural production capacities to sustainably produce beans for household food and nutritional security in the future.

  • Jonathan Walton

    Sequencing poisonous mushrooms to potentially create medicine

    Published on January 24, 2017

    A team of MSU scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly line. This may open the door to efficiently tackling lethal diseases.

  • Switchgrass

    Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses

    Published on January 19, 2017

    In the current issue of the Journal of Ecology, researchers from MSU, University of Kansas and University of Virginia show that farmers and scientists need to think about how best to protect native plants from diseases emanating from crops.

  • Jade Mitchell

    Project focuses on reducing pathogen threat in low-flow water systems

    Published on January 13, 2017

    Low-flow building water systems pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals. A new project led by Purdue University and joined by MSU researchers strives to help solve the problem.

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