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Through our research, we make meaningful contributions to science and society.

Enhancing Quality of Life

We solve real-world problems through fundamental and translational research. Our research on plants and insects impacts human lives. 

Undergraduate and graduate students alike receive training and experience in our laboratory and field projects. Teamed with renowned faculty, graduate students conduct research at the forefront of the field—innovative exploration to be consumed and utilized by other scientists and applied to complicated modern problems.

Our location in Raleigh, NC, and near the Research Triangle Park extends unique opportunities to collaborate with other university researchers and regional research agencies.

Entomology Research

Research is an integral part of the entomology graduate program, covering a variety of interests and including interdisciplinary collaborations within and outside of the department.

Plant Pathology Research

We focus in three broad areas of research in plant pathology. Students can engage in one-on-one research experiences in their preferred area of interest.


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Our research faculty are committed to conducting innovative research to enact scientific solutions.

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