Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium
In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.
Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research
Fred Gould shares his journey from graduate school to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way.
Rutgers Gardens’ Hamilton Award Goes to Dennis Werner
NC State University plant breeder Dennis Werner is on a roll: In August, he won both judges' and people's awards at a large annual garden show in Oregon, and in late September, he picked up Rutgers Gardens' prestigious 2019 Hamilton Award.
On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo
NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases.
Could 3D-Printed Plants Unlock a Revolution?
Major agricultural innovation is needed to meet the world’s ever-increasing need for food, fuel and fiber. And Ross Sozzani has set her sights on an innovative way to get there: 3D-printed plants.
Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry
NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit.
What Has Fatherhood Taught You? We Ask Some of CALS’ Great Dads
From Ph.D. candidates to the dean himself, we asked some of the dads in our midst for their thoughts on fatherhood, just in time for Father's Day.
Ready for New Strawberry Choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’
NC State’s strawberry breeding team is developing new varieties suited for our state’s climate and growing conditions. One is named for CALS alumnus and long-time research specialist Rocco Schiavone.
Chasing Better Biofuels – On The World’s Most Intense Neutron Beam
Imagine that every day, your job is to use one of the most intense beams of neutrons in the world to figure out solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. That’s Associate Professor of Biochemistry Flora Meilleur’s career.
CALS’ Own (Internationally Honored) Inventor, Professor and Food Scientist
Josip Simunovic is named a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists for his pioneering work in aseptic processing and nutrient preservation in packaged foods.