Faculty Focus

Feb 27, 2018

Faculty Focus: Gunter Gears Up for Yet Another Challenge

Chris Gunter talks about his unique role as an extension vegetable production specialist, researcher, teacher and, soon, administrator with NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science.

Feb 21, 2018

Faculty Focus: Cancer Researcher Aims to Alleviate Suffering

Melanie Simpson, head of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, is internationally recognized for her research on mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and metastasis. But it’s her determination and passion for her work that continue to move her research forward.

Feb 2, 2018

Faculty Focus: Fighting to Save Cassava

Trino Ascencio-Ibanez and his colleagues are hard at work – with the help of two major grants – protecting the food supply for an entire continent.

Jan 12, 2018

Faculty Focus: In Retirement, Larry Hancock Will Continue Helping 4-H’ers Open Windows on the World

As Larry Hancock retires, he reflects on his life-changing experiences with NC State Extension and its 4-H camping program.

Nov 28, 2017

A Lasting Legacy: Probiotics Pioneer Todd Klaenhammer Retires

If you’ve ever enjoyed a cup of yogurt, you’ve consumed millions of bacteria that are good for you. And Dr. Todd Klaenhammer's fingerprint is all over them.

Oct 6, 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patterson at Humboldt

Bob Patterson has made an annual trip to Humboldt University of Berlin for the last 22 years. Check out this article from CALS International Programs for a peek behind the scenes of his latest visit there.

Sep 26, 2017

Faculty Focus: New BAE Department Head Strives to Make a Lasting Mark

When Garey Fox was asked to apply for a department head position at North Carolina State University, he knew that “NC State was too good to turn down.”

Sep 10, 2017

How to Shape a Passion Into a Career: Award-Winner Paul Siciliano

Professor Paul Siciliano just won two national awards — and is one of the few people who can say with honesty that this isn't his first rodeo.

Aug 29, 2017

Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney

Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.

Jul 11, 2017

Diving Into (Dr.) Poole

From cow births in the classroom to epic whiteboard sessions in his office, Daniel Poole loves to teach, and it shows: in 2017 alone, he's nabbed three teaching awards — one of them national.