Research

Research

The challenges facing society in the 21st century are complex. Solutions require extraordinary people and a steady stream of new knowledge.

Every day, NatSci faculty, staff and students are hard at work, bringing innovation and solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. From the discovery of the cancer chemotherapy treatment, Cisplatin, to the engineering of oil-rich plants for biofuels to more nutritional food products and the development of leading-edge “green” chemistry for drug-synthesis, the college has placed itself at the vanguard of scientific knowledge.

A collaborative environment across disciplines enhances our ability to define and solve fundamental problems. World-leading research centers and facilities such as the BEACON Center for Evolution in Action, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory add to the capabilities that we offer our students and the world.

Industry relations and technology transfer play important roles in translating our groundbreaking work to the real world. We work hand-in-hand with MSU Technologies to facilitate the commercial development and public use of technologies and copyrightable materials developed by our faculty. Our goal is to move scalable technologies from the lab to the marketplace to improve lives and communities locally, regionally and around the world. And our top-notch Office of Research Support provides outstanding assistance to faculty members as they identify grant opportunities and develop proposals to support their work.

Visit us regularly to keep up on NatSci’s latest research advances and discoveries as we pursue the next great thing!