Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Another challenging year is behind us, and while the pandemic is not yet over, there is optimism and a feeling that science and sensible policy will permit us to reach a new normal soon. Nothing, however, will bring back those we lost to COVID-19, and my thoughts are with them. Last year, we also lost to cancer our dear colleague, friend and collaborator Danny Schnell, chair of the Department of Plant Biology. Danny, you are very much missed!
Imagine a world in which living cells could communicate with electronic devices; at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, NatSci researchers are helping to advance that very technology. Check out our feature story on their innovative electron transfer study, read a giving profile on author and retired biochemistry professor Clarence Suelter, and learn more about our newest faculty and staff and other department activities in our 2021 newsletter.
Attacking cystic fibrosis at its roots. BMB endowment would clearly advance research.
Unlikely gathering of scientists look to engineer the fat-free cell. Montgomery selected
as inspiring black scientist. MSU hosts symposium, unveils $5M Cryo-EM facility.
Early career award trains postdocs, advances wheels of innovation. BMB graduate students
bring STEM to local middle school.
Small molecules play a big roll in human health. Dual roles: respected scientist, gifted performer: Sue and Jack Preiss. Ancient protein plays modern role in treating neurological disease. Training grants provide fertile ground for growing world-class scientists. BMB retreat focuses on strategic vision, collaboration and inclusiveness.