MSU study links energy and cancer research

Oct 24, 2014

Christoph Benning

You probably wouldn’t think there’s much overlap between the scientists studying biofuel and those studying cancer. But new research from a Michigan State University professor could have important implications for both fields.

Christoph Benning is a professor in MSU’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His lab has discovered a gene that can act as an “on-off” switch for cell growth.

Current State speaks with Benning joined us to talk about his research. He explains how the gene got its nickname: the “cellular snooze button”.