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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

little seedling sprouting on a metal tray

Jun 23, 2022

Farms, Food and You: Plants in Space

Farms, Food and You talks with professor Marcela Rojas-Pierce to learn about an out-of-this-world experiment involving plant biology and what it means for the future of agriculture practices at home and beyond our atmosphere. 

Image of person in the Phytotron, a controlled environment facility

May 26, 2022

Bob Franks Tapped to Lead Applied Ecology

Longtime CALS professor Bob Franks looks forward to serving as the interim department head for Applied Ecology while the college and department search for a permanent department head. 

Tom Wentworth

May 23, 2022

The Gift of Perspective

With Emeritus Professor Tom Wentworth's support, the Research Pack Abroad program will continue to provide undergraduate students with international research experience. 

Belltower

Feb 15, 2022

Three CALS Professors Named 2021 AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. 

Belltower

Dec 30, 2021

Nicholas Moravick: ‘Forever Thankful’ for Research Experience, Mentorship

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, alumnus Nicholas Moravick graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology. Now, he works at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. 

Khara Grieger co-leads Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center.

Oct 8, 2021

NC State Faculty Member to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25M Phosphorus Research Center

Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center. 

Luke Gatiboni views his soil fertility research plot at the Tidewater Research Station

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study relying on traditional research technologies and methods. That work is about to get amplified at nearly every level. 

Imani Madison

Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State's Imani Madison is making a difference. 

Small plants in plastic

Jul 22, 2021

Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants. 

plants in a VEGGIE growth chamber

Jul 21, 2021

Plants Return from Space in Microgravity Research Projects

The plant biology experiments of two NC State researchers are back on Earth after spending weeks at the International Space Station.