Staff Highlights - MSU Innovation Center

MSU researchers find early, promising glioblastoma treatment

A team of Michigan State University scientists has unveiled a potential game-changer in the fight against glioblastoma, the most common and currently incurable form of brain cancer. Their weapon of choice? A drug-like compound named Ogremorphin, or OGM. In laboratory experiments, OGM showed a remarkable ability to kill glioblastoma cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. …


MSU making voice-activated artificial intelligence more accessible

As artificial intelligence technology advances, one area lags behind: voice-activated AI. For the more than 80 million people who stutter, voice AI technologies, which are increasingly being used in job hiring practices, can still be impossible to navigate. HeardAI, a multidisciplinary project from Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and the nonprofit Friends: The National …


A New Tool to Fight Cancer, Infections, Addiction

A soccer ball-shaped, nanoparticle-sized vaccine delivery platform called Q-Beta might hold the key to unlocking treatments for any number of viruses and diseases—from cancers to infections and even opioid addiction—thanks to the work of a research team that got its start at Michigan State University (MSU). This groundbreaking research is currently being done by Dr. …


Closing in on a Cure: Unlocking New Avenues in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment 

“As a Parkinson’s disease neurobiologist, I am trying to uncover causes of Parkinson’s as well as potential treatments to slow or halt the disease,” says Caryl E. Sortwell, Ph.D., Professor of Translational Neuroscience, Department of Translational Neuroscience, in the MSU College of Human Medicine. She also studies ways to optimize the efficacy of therapies that …



Exploring Intellectual Property and Legal Pathways

Michigan State University’s Innovation Center is the focal point for supporting, creating, and launching innovative ideas that originated from our faculty. The MSU Innovation Center strictly focuses on fostering innovations, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization.   While Michigan State University’s Innovation Center is the core, there are key components and initiatives that the MSU Innovation Center includes. …


Future Patent Attorney Internship Experience

At Michigan State University, research unfolds daily as researchers introduce their creative ideas and innovations. However, there is one unique place on campus that is dedicated to translating those discoveries into tangible products.   With these discoveries, The MSU Innovation Center is the core of creating partnerships that will develop economic value from the research efforts …


Lab to Marketplace: MSU Technologies IP & Commercialization Intern

One of the pillars of Michigan State University’s Innovation Center is MSU Technologies, also known as the technology transfer arm of Michigan State University. Receiving 150-175 unique invention disclosures from MSU inventors every year, MSUT aims to foster the progression of these unique innovations from the lab to the marketplace.   The MSU Innovation Center …


MSU hires Judd Herzer for new mobility director role

Michigan State University today named Judd Herzer as the director of MSU Mobility to help amplify and focus the university’s vast research activities in the smart-vehicle landscape. Satish Udpa, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering at MSU and co-founder of MSU Mobility, has been fulfilling the duties of this newly created role in …


Marketing Update: MSU Innovation Center Introduces New Social Media Intern

Marketing Intern Mikayla Conners is one of the latest members of the MSU Innovation Center. Conners creates media for the Innovation Center’s various social platforms getting the word out about innovations in the MSU community. Conners is majoring in Digital Storytelling and is in her second year at Michigan State University. Outside her marketing work, …


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