Research @ MSI

Latest research

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a nexus for leading edge research and public-private collaborations. Given the breadth of research supported by the Institute, it is hard to overestimate the impact that MSI has on the University, the state of Minnesota, and the Nation.

graphic showing modifications to a food record used on a mobile device

Researchers investigating diet and weight use food records in which the research subjects input the food they eat.

Graphical abstract of NAS analysis of mosquitoes and flies

New long-read sequencing technologies and bioinformatics pipelines have been developed that provide scientists with tools to more efficiently map and analyze genomes.

graphical abstract of project

The public health response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is continually challenged by the evolution of new variants.

diagram showing how nutrient and fencing effects on leaf-scale endophyte diversity are mediated by biomass effects on shade

The Nutrient Network (, aka NutNet, is a global collaborative research group studying two of the most important effects of humans on grassland

graphic showing process of determining whether the DNA methylation patterns of exhausted NK cells correlate with the transcriptional signatures previously observed

NK (natural killer) cells are a type of white blood cell. NK cell-based immunotherapies have been successful at treating some relapsed and/or refractory cancers.

Graph showing seasonal patterns of simulated daily CH4 transport pathways in 2018 and 2019

Tropical peatlands are a large natural source of atmospheric methane (CH4), which is a powerful greenhouse gas. However, their impact on climate is not clear.