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Marlee Trandel

Sep 23, 2021

Marlee Trandel: Research with Heart

Dr. Marlee Trandel is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Plant for Human Health Institute (PHHI) which focuses on plant production, physiology/postharvest physiology and plant cell wall chemistry. Trandel's doctoral candidate research into watermelon hollow heart disorder has recently gained recognition for advances in fruit tissue firmness. 

2021 CALS-Alumni-Awards

Sep 21, 2021

2021 Horticultural Science Alumni Awards

The Department of Horticultural Science honored and congratulated distinguished alumni awardee Dr. Kathie Kalmowitz and young alumni award recipients, Dr. Alicain Carlson and Mr. Andrew Scruggs. 

Kedong Da

Sep 14, 2021

Kedong Da and Plant Transformation

Dr. Kedong Da, Director of the NC State Plant Transformation Lab (PTL), brings diversity and caliber in his ability to advance plant tissue culture, plant transformation, genome editing, and bioengineering. The PTL was created from NC State’s collaborative spirit to advance and innovate plant sciences and is known as a top plant transformation lab in North America. 

Dr. Wusheng Liu in his lab

Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Wusheng Liu recognized with ASHS Early Career Award

Dr. Wusheng Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, recently returned from the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) conference where he was awarded first place in the Early Career Competition  Dr. Liu began translational genomics and plant bioengineering research at NC State in 2018 with graduate students that followed to continue their research.… 

Brian Schulker

Jul 27, 2021

Schulker Investigates Soilless Substrates

Brian Schulker’s research in soilless culture plant growing systems has yielded some noteworthy achievements through his master's degree and now into his Ph.D. program with the Department of Horticultural Science. 

Line for the production and packaging of potato chips

Jul 15, 2021

This Spud’s for You: North Carolina Potatoes

If you live anywhere in the Eastern U.S. and tear into a bag of potato chips, you're probably enjoying North Carolina potatoes. Learn more about the industry that’s all that and a bag of chips. 

Two men looking at plants inside a large container garden with purple lights.

May 18, 2021

Goodnight Early Career Innovators Named

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez and four other CALS faculty members are among the inaugural winners of NC State's Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award. 

Zohara Scott

May 12, 2021

Zohara Scott: Landscape Designing the Future

Zohara Scott is no stranger to adventures; The Aussie undergraduate will soon be graduating from the Department of Horticultural Science. While online classes seemed familiar to Zohara, it was connecting with people that is missed. 

Amanda De Lucia

Apr 28, 2021

Amanda DeLucia: Aspiring Agriculture Educator

Have you stood in the middle of the NC State brickyard all night with a bunch of animals? This was a pinnacle moment for graduating senior Amanda DeLucia in her NC State experiences and supporting Ag Awareness Week (AAW). As she nears graduation, DeLucia reflects upon many bittersweet in-person moments. 

Kimberly Wiliams

Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Williams Wins Iman Teaching Award

NC State adjunct professor, alumni, and Kansas State University distinguished teaching scholar of horticulture and natural resources, found a life inspired by her family’s large gardens and love of teaching. Recently, that work earned Wiliams the Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching from Kansas State.