News & Events

Welcome to the NatSci news and events section, which features the latest on our research discoveries and innovations; faculty, staff and student honors and accomplishments; and college and campuswide events including public lectures, seminars, conferences and other special events. You can also check out our publications, which highlight a cross-section of the college’s research, teaching and outreach activities.

Montgomery, Thomashow invested as MSU Foundation Professors
Montgomery, Thomashow invested as MSU Foundation Professors

Michigan State University’s Beronda Montgomery and Michael Thomashow were honored as MSU Foundation Professors on March 23 at an investiture ceremony held at MSU’s Wharton Center.

March 24, 2017
MSU lands NIH grant to study connection between fish genes and human medicine
MSU lands NIH grant to study connection between fish genes and human medicine

MSU has landed a $727,000 grant from the NIH to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch, integrative biologist in the College of Natural Science, is leading the MSU effort on this collaborative grant, which focuses on the spotted gar.

March 23, 2017
Altering ph bumps prions out of danger zone
Altering ph bumps prions out of danger zone

New research led by MSU's Lisa Lapidus offers hope by showing how we might prevent prions—infectious agent proteins—from aggregating or growing into deadly diseases. The results show that an antihistamine, astemizole, proved effective in reducing prion aggregation.

March 20, 2017
NatSci's Xuefei Huang invested as MSU Foundation Professor
NatSci's Xuefei Huang invested as MSU Foundation Professor

Xuefei Huang, Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) chemistry professor, was honored as an MSU Foundation Professor on March 16 at an investiture ceremony held at the Wharton Center.

March 17, 2017
NatSci undergraduate nominated for Udall Scholarship
NatSci undergraduate nominated for Udall Scholarship

Hannah MacDonald, a junior majoring in earth science in the College of Natural Science is one of two Michigan State University undergraduate students nominated this year for a Udall Scholarship.

March 16, 2017
More News