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Leon Walls

Research Spotlight

September 13, 2016

Leon Walls knows, loves, and wants to transform the science classroom. An associate professor of elementary science education at the University of Vermont (UVM), Walls is working to change the...

Greg Desjarlais

Research Spotlight

August 10, 2016

It’s easy to root for Greg Desjarlais, a recent participant in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program offered by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the University of...

yeast discovery

Press Release

July 06, 2016

Chris Todd Hittinger, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of genetics and one of the discoverers of the first Patagonian strain of S. eubayanus, and colleagues, have concluded in the July 6,...

Joyce Parker

Research Spotlight

July 05, 2016

Do you know your “CoM” (conservation of matter)? How about your “CoE” (conservation of energy)? According to Joyce Parker, researcher at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), memorizing these...

Press Release

June 27, 2016

In research that could one day allow fuel cells to be fueled by biomass rather than hydrogen gas, a University of Wisconsin—Madison lab has found a pair of catalysts that...

Research Spotlight

June 24, 2016

The Brandizzi Lab is celebrating its ten-year anniversary at MSU this May under the leadership of Dr. Federica Brandizzi, MSU Foundation Professor at the PRL.

Brandizzi’s research seeks to understand how...

Benning and Ohlrogge

Research Spotlight

June 21, 2016

Ask Christoph Benning what fascinates him about plants and he has an answer at his fingertips: “All life on Earth depends on plants,” he says. “With photosynthesis, they generate the oxygen we...


Media Coverage

June 03, 2016

If you drive — or even if you don't — fuel prices are probably on your mind.

But paying more at the pump isn't the only thing people are concerned...

Press Release

June 01, 2016

According to a new, three-year study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University (MSU), the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce...

Media Coverage

May 16, 2016

The US government is launching a new effort to study the vast, and mostly invisible, array of microbes that thrive in the human body and across ecosystems.

The US$121-million National...