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Big Science? It's in Our Nature
Big Science? It's in Our Nature

Richard Lenski, called “The Man Who Bottled Evolution” by Science Magazine, was able to pinpoint the genes that give bacteria the beneficial mutations to outperform their ancestors, information important for human health.

MSU Faculty Named to Second Cohort of MSU STEM Fellowships
MSU Faculty Named to Second Cohort of MSU STEM Fellowships

Congratulations to Terri McElhinny, who has been named to the second cohort of fellows of the STEM Gateway Teaching Fellows Program!

Nicole Thompson: Pursuing Her Childhood Aspirations
Nicole Thompson: Pursuing Her Childhood Aspirations

Nicole’s curiosity about the natural world began at an early age. She spent countless days of her youth turning over logs in search of salamanders, stirring up river beds to catch crayfish, and fishing with her father in western Michigan. According to Nicole, “Such a fascination with the natural world came from being raised in a family that celebrated every neat creature I captured. At a young age, I recognized the beauty and intrinsic value of earth and its inhabitants.” Despite her early interests, Nicole never planned to study Zoology in college. 

NSF Grant will Help Decipher Cells' Electric Properties
NSF Grant will Help Decipher Cells' Electric Properties

Integrative Biology researcher, Jason Gallant, will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically excitable tissue.

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