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Scholar Showcase

The Annual Scholar Showcase provides an opportunity for MSU’s visiting scholars to share their research with the MSU community and network with their peers, faculty, and students. Join us in exploring the research being conducted at MSU by visiting scholars!

The 2021 Scholar Showcase will be held virtually this year during the week of April 12-16. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we will release a video a day from a J-1 scholar sharing their research. The virtual showcase will culminate in a reception where all of our showcase presenters can discuss their research work with each other and with guests from the MSU community! We hope you will join the celebration at the reception on Friday April 16, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT.

Learn more about the scholars who will be sharing their research during the virtual showcase below.

Dr. Xiaochen Yuan

potrait of Dr Yuan smiling at the cameraDepartment: Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences

Research Field: Spreading of bacteria in plants

Dr. Yuan is a Postdoc researcher in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University. Dr. Yuan likes to study microbes and spending time understanding their unique behaviors. Currently, he is working on a plant bacterial pathogen named Erwinia amylovora and the disease fire blight in apple.


Dr. José dos Santos Neto

portrait of Dr Neto looking into the cameraDepartment: Animal Science

Research Field: Why we feed dairy cows fatty acids

Dr. José M. dos Santos Neto is a Research Associate from Animal Science Department. He works in Dr. Adam Lock's team studying the effect of fatty acids on nutrient digestibility, energy partitioning, and production responses of lactating dairy cows.  


Dr. Deovrat Prasad

portrait of Dr Prasad looking ahead at cameraDepartment: Physics and Astronomy

Research Field: Environmental dependence of self-regulating black hole feedback in massive galaxies

Dr. Deovrat Prasad is a post-doctoral fellow in Physics and Astronomy where he works with Professors Mark Voit and Brian O'Shea. He completed his PhD in 2018 from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Dr. Prasad studies the role of super massive black hole feedback in the evolution of galaxies, groups and clusters using numerical simulations.


Celebrate and Connect at the Showcase Reception

Join OISS to learn, appreciate, and get inspired by our scholars’ work here at MSU. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and connect with professionals in the field of your interest!

Friday, April 16 • 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

Hosted virtually on Zoom 

  • Meeting ID: 992 8416 7170
  • Passcode: Scholar