Plant Breeding, Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology
Improving crops, discovering genes, exploring gene function, studying crop evolution.
Faculty Interest and Expertise
The Center for Advanced Microscopy, a Michigan State University Core Facility, is the central microscopy laboratory for the Michigan State University Campus.
Located near the corner of Farm Ln and Wilson Rd, the Plant Science Greenhouses are utilized by Horticulture faculty, as well as other departments for plant science research.
The Research Technology Support Facility at Michigan State University is a collection of five analytical facilities which provide the fundamental tools for modern life science research.
The PBROC is dedicated to the safe deployment of plant biotechnological advancements to Michigan and the world.
Our students find internship and career opportunities in:
- plant breeding and biotechnology companies
- universities and research institutes
- government – USDA, EPA, MDA
- international centers for crop improvement
- seed banks/germplasm repositories
See our Internships and Jobs page for more details on who hires our graduates.
Opportunities for independent study, research projects, and lab experiences:
Most faculty offer undergraduate research experience opportunities. Information about ongoing projects can be found on individual faculty web pages above. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) also provides funding opportunities for undergraduate research.