University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

The Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute

College of Biological Sciences | College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences



Congratulations to the following new MPGI members!

  • David Baumler
  • Michael Smanski
  • Kathryn Bushley
  • Melania Figueroa
  • Mikael Elias


We look forward to seeing you at upcoming MPGI events!


Two New Steering Committee Members Begin Term in 2014

  • Suzanne McGaugh and John Ward will join the MPGI Steering Committee; Commitee members Dan Voytas and Adrian Hegeman conclude their 3-year term.

Meet Our New Student Workers for Spring 2015


Megan Zazzera
Undergrad, Senior
Biology, Society and the Environment







Reid Ziolkowski
Undergrad, Senior
Architecture and German Studies



Mark Your Calendar


Science on the Spot

March 12th, 2015
Please join us for two informal chalk-talk styled discussions with:
Elen O'Neal, Duke University

Development in mimulus hybrids

Clay Carter

Comparative genomics of nectaries and nectars

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!


MPGI Annual Retreat
May 21st, 2015
Hosted by Anke Reinders