Two MSI PIs, Daniel Bond and Jeffrey Gralnick, were recently highlighted in a UMNews feature story. The two are both associate professors in the Department of Microbiology and are also members of the BioTechnology Institute. They study metal-reducing and metal-oxidizing bacteria. These bacteria can change the properties of metals via a process of electron transfer.
Both Professor Bond and Professor Gralnick use MSI resources to perform gene sequencing in the bacteria they are studying. This helps them to define the genes involved in the microbial metabolic process.