A recent article in The Atlantic magazine features an article about MSI PI Marlene Zuk (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) and her research into crickets on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The crickets’ population had been decreasing due to a parasitic fly, which located the crickets by their calls and placed their larvae on or near the crickets. The larvae then killed the crickets by burrowing into their bodies.
MSI PI Frank Albert (Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development) has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. This award is made to early-career scientists who show potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
The College of Biological Science’s Petri Dish Series, a series of conversations with University of Minnesota experts on a wide variety of biology-related topics, includes several MSI PIs for the Spring 2018 series. The schedule can be found on the College of Biological Sciences Connect blog.
Four MSI PIs are among the faculty selected for McKnight Land-Grant Professorships for 2018-20. The goal of this program is to advance the careers of new assistant professors. Ran Blekhman; Genetics, Cell Biology and Development Project: Using genomics to understand how the microbiome impacts human health
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Itasca will be unavailable throughout much of the day. In preparation for February's Maintenance Day, a system reservation will be placed on all nodes starting at 12pm on Tuesday, February 6.
A power outage in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Friday, February 2, will affect some MSI systems. The outage is scheduled for 2-6am, Systems affected include: MSI Lab Queue Lab Queue login nodes BIG MSI has set up a reservation on the Lab Queue for that time. Any interactive jobs running on the lab nodes or login nodes will be affected. Please contact the Helpdesk,, if you have questions.