Dr. Mike Giroux, College of Agriculture
Mike’s research looks at the rate limiting factors in plant growth and development. His recent focus has been in identifying the genetic and biochemical basis of end use quality aspects such as grain hardness and starch quality in food crops. While insect resistance and yield have been the big issues in wheat varieties, additional attention is being paid to those traits that impact milling processes and the end products of wheat such as loaf volume, crumb size and texture. Mike and his research group are investigating both transgenic and non-transgenic traits. The Technology Transfer Office is currently marketing two technologies developed by Dr. Giroux. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.
See information on Dr. Grioux's technologies available for license under Agriculture.
The Technology Transfer Office at MSU pursues three primary goals:
- Establishing collaborations and working relationships between industry and each of the research and creative areas of MSU. This includes providing unique testing and evaluation services, pursuing industry sponsored research and collaborating on commercial opportunities.
- Licensing the inventions of MSU faculty and researchers to industry and managing the relationship between the University and it's licensee partners.
- Serving as the economic development arm of the University and working with Montana companies and entrepreneurs to leverage the resources of MSU to the benefit of Montana's economy
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