CNS Partnership Presentation 2010


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CNS Partnership Presentation 2010

  1. 1. R. James Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. Dean R. James Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. Dean
  2. 2. Founded in 1855 MSU was the first of 69 land-grant institutions First institution of higher learning in the U.S. to teach scientific agriculture 5,200-acre campus with 577 buildings
  3. 3. 36,489 Undergraduate Students 10,789 Graduate & Professional Students 47,278 TOTAL Students 4,985 Faculty 6,335 Support Staff 427,000 Living Alumni
  4. 4. 17 degree-granting colleges 200+ programs of study Agriculture & Natural Resources Arts & Letters Business Communication Arts & Sciences Education Engineering Human Medicine Music NATURAL SCIENCE Nursing Osteopathic Medicine Social Science Veterinary Medicine James Madison College Lyman Briggs College Residential College Arts and Humanities
  5. 5. Located in East Lansing, Michigan Detroit Chicago
  6. 6. College of Natural Science 4,923 Undergraduate Students 1,037 Graduate Students 328 Tenure-stream Faculty 34 Undergraduate Degree Majors 29 Ph.D. Programs Biological Sciences Physical Sciences Mathematical Sciences
  7. 7. Physical Sciences Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Geological Sciences
  8. 8. Biological Sciences Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Cell & Molecular Biology Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Entomology Food Science & Human Nutrition Genetics Human Biology Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Neuroscience Physiology Plant Biology Zoology
  9. 9. Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Statistics & Probability Science & Mathematics Education
  10. 10. CNS researchers are leaders in their fields and have access to multidisciplinary facilities
  11. 11. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center GLBRC explores scientifically diverse approaches to developing a sustainable system of converting plant feedstocks – agricultural residues, wood chips, and nonfood grasses – into fuels.
  12. 12. Facility for Rare Isotope Beams FRIB is a super- conducting linear accelerator that will produce isotopes that normally exist only in the most extreme environments in the universe.
  13. 13. MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory Established 45 years ago by MSU and the Department of Energy, PRL is a research institute for experimental biologists with exceptional faculty and facilities, including a quantitative densitometer, a phosphorimager, a biolistic particle gun, an electroporator, gas and high- performance liquid chromatography stations and specialized facilities and imaging equipment.
  14. 14. Bio/computational Evolution in Action Consortium BEACON is a prestigious National Science Foundation “Science and Technology Center” and studies evolution in action by joining biologists with computer scientists and engineers. BEACON seeks to understand evolutionary dynamics occurring in nature and apply those principles in improving the design of systems.
  15. 15. SOAR Telescope Located in South America, the SOAR Telescope can be controlled from the MSU campus in Michigan. The telescope is used to detect the presence of elements, carbon and oxygen in a number of ancient stars and star systems, data that continue to yield more information on how these elements originated.
  16. 16. Center for Microbial Ecology Founded in 1989, the CME was one of the first 11 Science and Technology Centers funded by the National Science Foundation. CME examines factors that influence the competitiveness, diversity, processes and functions of microorganisms. The fundamental research focuses on four areas: 1. Community Analysis, 2. Population Dynamics & Evolution, 3. Microbial Adaptation, and 4. Polyphasic Taxonomy.
  17. 17. Global Partnerships CNS partnerships are helping to solve the world’s toughest problems - the environment, health & disease and energy. Core areas of partnerships: • Plant Science • Evolutionary Biology • Physics • Chemistry • Mathematics
  18. 18. Chemistry More than 40 faculty interact in the areas of analytical, biological, inorganic, nuclear, organic, and physical chemistry. Scientists are using Green Chemistry to improve manufacturing and the production of pharmaceuticals. Chemical and physical methods are being developed to solve problems in energy and medicine. Kevin Walker Associate Professor of Chemistry Kevin Walker Associate Professor of Chemistry
  19. 19. Evolutionary Biology Interdisciplinary faculty pursue research both in the laboratory and in the field around the world. In the laboratory, researchers focus on experimental evolution with microbes and digital organisms. Field research addresses important problems in ecology, behavior and environmental science. Richard Lenski Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology Richard Lenski Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology
  20. 20. Mathematics More than 50 faculty, including five University Distinguished Professors, add to the reputation of the Department Mathematics with strengths in all core areas of mathematics and interdisciplinary research.
  21. 21. Plant Science Plant Science is a major strength of MSU with collaborations across sub- disciplines in biology, biochemistry, ecology, genomics, agriculture and evolutionary biology. Research thrusts range from biofuels and functional genomics to metabolic regulation and host-pathogen interactions. Ziru Li Biochemistry Doctoral Student Sean Weise Visiting Research Associate Ziru Li Biochemistry Doctoral Student Sean Weise Visiting Research Associate
  22. 22. Physics Physics researchers play active roles at facilities around the world as well as at MSU’s cyclotron and FRIB facility. Theoretical and experimental physicists focus on nuclear science, particle physics, condensed matter physics and astrophysics. Artemis Spyrou Assistant Professor of Physics Artemis Spyrou Assistant Professor of Physics
  23. 23. Our complex partnerships are solving the world’s toughest problems
  24. 24. Complex Materials for Energy Solutions Complex materials is a major interdisciplinary research thrust at MSU - connecting chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. MSU’s Composite Materials and Structures Center is one of the largest integrated facilities for polymer and composites research and development in a nonindustrial environment. Marcos Dantus Professor of Chemistry
  25. 25. Saving the Environment Combining basic and applied science, biologists use empirical work and complex theoretical models to develop sustainable strategies related to land, water, atmosphere and socioeconomic systems. Scientists involved are hydrogeologists, ecologists, social scientists, microbiologists, geographers and others.Zachary Huang Associate Professor of Entomology Zachary Huang Associate Professor of Entomology
  26. 26. Improving Health & Fighting Disease Life science researchers in microbiology, cell & molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology interact to study fundamental components of health and disease, including molecular metabolism, gene expression and the molecular basis of bacterial and viral pathogenesis. Yong-Hui Zheng Assistant Professor of Microbiology Yong-Hui Zheng Assistant Professor of Microbiology
  27. 27. CNS Contact Info College of Natural Science Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan U.S.A. College of Natural Science Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan U.S.A.