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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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Nov 6, 2023

In Their Own Words: CALS First-Generation Faculty and Staff

In recognition of First-Generation Celebration Week, Nov. 6-10, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is recognizing some of its faculty and staff members who were first-generation college students. 

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Nov 6, 2023

In Their Own Words: CALS First-Generation Students

In honor of First Generation Celebration Week, CALS recognizes the diversity within the first-generation community and explores how their experiences contribute to the university's richness. 

Micaela Robson wearing a white lab coat looking into a microscope

Oct 27, 2023

Bacteria Could Help Build Structures in Space

CALS graduate student Micaela Robson is studying how to use bacteria to create “bio-bricks” in Outer Space as a research fellow with the NC Space Grant. 

Kaleb Goff taking a selfie at the top of a mountain peak

Jun 14, 2023

Plants in Thin Air

CALS doctoral student Kaleb Goff is studying how plant species found on mountain summits are impacted by climate change. 

Imani Madison holding a pipette in a lab

May 24, 2023

A Passion for Plant Research

Imani Madison won the 2022 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for her research on how stress and other external factors affect the development of plant cell tissues. 

Day of Giving promotion 2023

Mar 20, 2023

Supporting the True Nature of Education

CALS alumnus Wilson Cunningham has supported CALS and its Department of Plant and Microbial Biology in a number of ways, culminating with the creation of the H. Wilson Cunningham Student Laboratory Enrichment Endowment. 

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Feb 12, 2023

Crafting Love

When planning their wedding that took place in April 2022, Crafts Center studio members Melina Keighron and Eric Schopler decided it would be fun to incorporate their shared love of crafts as part of their celebration. 


Jan 31, 2023

Xie Named AAAS Fellow

De-Yu Xie, a professor of plant and microbial biology, is one of three NC State faculty elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year. 

The Sweet-APPS team sitting at a table

Nov 22, 2022

Sweet-APPS Yielding Sweet Success

From deploying innovative sensors to creating productive relationships with stakeholders, the Sweetpotato Analytics for Produce Provenance and Scanning project has had a rewarding first two years. 

Photo of 3D printer bioprinting plant cells.

Oct 18, 2022

3D Printing Plant Cells Shows Promise for Studying Cell Function

Researchers took a big step in showing the efficacy of bioprinting plant cells to study cellular communication and viability in a controlled environment.