Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project
Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.
Taking Poultry Science to the CEO Suite
Poultry Science is more than how to raise a chicken. Professor Kim Livingston and her colleagues have a vision for the department’s future — and one of the cornerstones is this week's Poultry Science Summer Institute.
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.
Faculty Focus: Jean Ristaino Wins Fulbright Award
Jean Ristaino’s passion for ensuring food security for a fast-growing world population has taken her around the world to help other scientists and students gain skills in identifying and tracking new and re-emerging plant diseases. Her next stop: Italy.
‘On Your Mark, Get Set’: Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production
Researchers from NC State and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used a combination of X-ray and neutron crystallography to determine the detailed atomic structure of a specialized fungal enzyme. Their findings could lead to improved computational models that will further guide industrial applications for cleaner forms of energy.
Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.
Livingston Seeks to Enhance Natural Antibiotics in Poultry
With consumers increasingly concerned about antibiotics in poultry, NC State University researcher Kimberly Livingston is partnering with a feed additive and animal nutrition company to find a way to raise healthier poultry without them.
Arboretum Director: Helping Your Garden Grow
You want a green thumb, but your plants are all brown. Learn how heat and soil affect your garden, and why you should think about getting rid of your lawn.
Fighting Child Malnutrition In Haiti — With Goats
For more than a decade, Professor Charlotte Farin and the NC State Haiti Goat Project have joined the country’s struggle against rampant childhood malnutrition. Now they plan to expand, doubling the number of protein-rich meals provided to schools each month.
Dole Appointed Associate Dean
Dr. John Dole has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.