Congratulations to Dr. Ignazio Carbone, associate professor of plant pathology, and Rodrigo Olarte, graduate research assistant in plant pathology, for winning the first-ever Stewards of the Future Research Awards!
The competition, which was decided by public vote (via web and text messaging), showcased the ingenuity of CALS scientists and provided a small award of flexible funding to help support awardees’ research programs.
Check out all of the finalists' videos below!
Outstanding Faculty Research Award Finalists
>>"Mission: Sterile Fungi" (WINNER)
Ignazio Carbone, Department of Plant Pathology
>>"Controlling environmental-derived oxidative stress in the central nervous system"
Jun Ninomiya-Tsuji, Department of Toxicology
>>"Using zebrafish to find human cancer drugs"
Clay Clark, Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
Outstanding Student Research Award Finalists
>>"Genome plasticity in Aspergillus flavus" (WINNER)
Rodrigo Olarte, Department of Plant Pathology
- >>"Trophic impacts of aquatic invasive species in reservoir ecosystems"
Marybeth Brey, Department of Biology
>>"MicroRNA Regulation of Transferrin Receptor"
Alexander Bogdan, Department of Toxicology
For more information about the awards competition, please click on the following link:Download 2012 NCALS Research Conference – Outstanding Reseach Awards Information Packet
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NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization and a co-host of this event.