posted on March 10, 2014
The Minnesota Daily recently ran an article about research being performed in the Sudan Underground Mine, an old iron-ore mine in northern Minnesota. Pools of water in the mine contain microorganisms that are being studied by University of Minnesota researchers, including MSI PIs Professor Robert Blanchette (Plant Pathology), Associate Professor Jeffrey Gralnick (BioTechnology Institute), and Dr. Christine Salomon (Center for Drug Design). The article can be found on the Minnesota Daily website.
Professor Blanchette is using MSI to study a fungus that is killing conifers in northern temperate regions; Professor Gralnick is performing genetics research using next-generation sequencing; and Dr. Salomon uses MSI resources to support investigations into bioactive natural products.