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Cheryl Sisk named NatSci associate dean for faculty development
Cheryl Sisk named NatSci associate dean for faculty development

University Distinguished Professor Cheryl Sisk has been named associate dean for faculty development for Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science (NatSci).

NatSci researchers named MSU Foundation Professors
NatSci researchers named MSU Foundation Professors

Five Michigan State University College of Natural Science faculty members were among six researchers most recently named MSU Foundation Professors.

Water, water everywhere
Water, water everywhere

This past fall, Jay Zarnetske, NatSci environmental hydrologist, had the opportunity to perform novel exploratory reseach on the influence of hydrology on ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles on the North Slope of Alaska.

Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications
Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

MSU scientists have engineered “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research.

'Watershed' discovery reveals plants' medicinal secrets
'Watershed' discovery reveals plants' medicinal secrets

MSU scientist Bjoern Hamberger, was part of a team of researchers that discovered metabolons (near-mythical clusters of enzymes) for the first time, thus unlocking plants’ secret medicinal toolbox.

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