Congrats to Binod Basyal on your recent paper! Find out about how AMF protects photosynthesis and yield against drought in switchgrass here.
The Walker lab needs a lab Manager/Technician. Please find details here.
The Plant Research Lab is hiring a new faculty member at the assistant of associate professor level. Check out details here.
Congrats to Stephanie Schmiege on your paper looking at the effects of heat on gas exchange physiology. Also some cool data on how to measure Laisk curves quickly here.
Congrats to Luke Gregory on your paper looking at how desert plants “beat the heat” with increased photorespiratory activities and a partitioning of conductances from stomatal to mesophyll. Read more about it here.
Congrats to Mauri Tejera on your paper determining that the perennial switchgrass can regrow just fine despite decreases in starch storage of at least 30%. Read more about it here.
Congrats to Max Harman for getting a graduate student fellowship from the National Corn Growers Association! More on the program here.
Congrats to Luke Gregory for getting a dissertation completion fellowship from MSU!
Congrats to Max Harman for getting accepted to the Plant Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability fellowship! More on the program here.
I guess there was a claim on Facebook that NASA said you could live off the oxygen of 8 snake plants. That is not true, and I had the chance to help set the record straight in an Associated Press write-up! Check out the article here.
I had the chance to help lead a great collaboration between scientists and composers. If you want to hear what some great plant science sounds like in musical form, check out the archived video here.
Anne Steensma from the lab (co-advised by Yair Shachar-Hill) just had her work probing a most likely novel carbon-concentrating mechanism in Cyanidioschyzon merolae, a red algae that grows in volvanic hot springs! Read more on this here, or watch a cool video summary here.
Congrats to Max for joining the lab and getting a scholarship from the National Sorghum Foundation and BASF! More details here.
Why do perrenials slow down halfway through the growing season? A new paper from Mauri helps shed some light here. Also some news coverage on this story here
A chance meeting with another assistant professor during orientation in 2018 led to a cool paper. Read about it here.. Thanks Kara Headley for the great write-up!
How does plant nutrition link to photorespiration? Our new paper here might be part of the answer! Matt Davenport from MSU wrote a nice story about it here as well.