MSI PI Gabriel Chan (assistant professor, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy) explains the gasoline market and why prices go up after certain events. Professor Chan was interviewed as part of Minneapolis TV station WCCO’s “Good Question” series. The story, including video, can be found on WCCO’s website: What Causes Gas Prices to Rise?
Research by MSI PI Jay Austin (professor, Physics and Astronomy, UMN Duluth; Large Lakes Observatory, UMN Duluth) is featured in a story by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) News, discussing the warming of Lake Superior due to climate change. Professor Austin will be attending a climate-change symposium in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada later this month.
MSI PI Walter Low (professor, Neurosurgery) is featured in an article in the Fall 2019 issue of the University of Minnesota Foundation’s magazine, Discovery. The article describes the work of University researchers who are looking for a way to use stem cells to regenerate nerve cells in the inner ear. These nerve cells, spiral ganglion neurons, are necessary for cochlear implants to work.
MSI PIs Robert Blanchette (professor, Plant Pathology) and Kathryn Bushley (assistant professor, Plant and Microbial Biology), working on a project funded by the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC), are investigating fungi associated with infestation by the emerald ash borer (EAB).
MSI PI Alon Herschhorn (assistant professor, Medicine) has received a 2019 Avenir Award for HIV/AIDS Research. The award, presented by the National Institutes of Health,  is for a project that investigates the pathways used by HIV to escape broadly neutralizing antibodies.
A project by researchers in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) is tracking the migration of monarch butterflies and trying to determinate how road salt impacts them. Road salt can coat milkweed plants, which are the monarchs’ source of food. MSI PI Emilie Snell-Rood (associate professor, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) and her lab have raised thousands of monarchs and have released them to migrate south.
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance. This maintenance period will have minimal impact on MSI systems and operations. Mesabi, Itasca, Lab, and Primary Storage will remain online. No global system reservation is in place for this maintenance period. September maintenance will include: Second Tier Storage CentOS updates Systems status is always available on our Status page.