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Angela Wilson elected chair-elect of chemistry section at AAAS
January 7, 2019

Angela K. Wilson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of computational chemistry at MSU, has been elected chair-elect of the chemistry section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NatSci students earn Board of Trustees' awards
January 3, 2019

Four NatSci students were among 21 outstanding graduates recently recognized by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees for achieving the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester.

MSU's Catherine Lindell named editor of prestigious ornithology journal
December 20, 2018

The American Ornithological Society recently named Michigan State University ornithologist Catherine Lindell the 15th editor in chief of The Condor: Ornithological Applications, one of two peer-reviewed journals published by AOS.

NatSci faculty recognized among the world's most highly cited researchers
December 13, 2018

Four College of Natural Science researchers are among the seven MSU faculty and 6,078 scientists from around the world recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics for 2018.

International student named Rhodes Scholar
December 12, 2018

Nikkita Ngalande, an Honors College senior majoring in actuarial science in the Michigan State University College of Natural Science, has been named a Rhodes Scholar from her home country of Zambia. Ngalande is the first international student at MSU to earn the recognition. 

The source of stem cells points to two proteins
December 11, 2018

New Michigan State University research published in the journal eLife has pinpointed two proteins that are the keys to stem cell creation.

From duckweed to sequoias: MSU Herbarium preserves diversity of plant life
December 10, 2018

For more than 150 years, the MSU Herbarium has been preserving and classifying plant life ranging from the tiniest specimens to the giants of the plant kingdom. With more than 540,000 specimens, it’s considered one of the top herbaria in the United States.

MSU plant scientist honored by AAAS
December 7, 2018

Federica Brandizzi, an MSU plant scientist who has made distinguished and varied contributions to advance the field of plant cell biology has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NatSci professor receives prestigious honor for advances in math, mentoring students
December 3, 2018

Efstratia (Effie) Kalfagianni, MSU professor of mathematics, was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2019.

Annual awards ceremony honors NatSci faculty, staff and students
November 21, 2018

Twenty-five outstanding MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci) faculty, staff and students were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the NatSci Annual State of the College meeting and Awards Ceremony held Nov. 16 at MSU’s Molecular Plant Sciences Building.