To Print a Plant
If NC State University’s Ross Sozzani and Tim Horn are right, three-dimensional bioprinting of plants could help push forward the field of plant improvement in a revolutionary way, allowing for the kind of improved yields needed to feed a fast-growing world population.
Phytotron Facelift and Plant Research
NC State University's Phytotron is ready to tackle 21st century challenges of food and energy security. The National Science Foundation features the laboratory for growing plants under various combinations of strictly controlled environmental conditions in its Science Nation video series.
Li Wins Early Career Award
Dr. Xu “Sirius” Li, NC State University assistant professor of plant and microbial biology, was recently named a winner of the Phytochemical Society of North America’s Arthur C. Neish Young Investigator Award.
Student Spotlight: Wagner Helps Validate Traditional Plant-Based Medicines
Undergraduate research can take students to some interesting places. Recent Plant Biology graduate Charles Wagner (BS ’16) knows that well. Wagner spent most of the summer of 2015 on the Isle of Arran in southwest Scotland as an intern with two master herbalists from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine.
NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries
CALS' Dr. Heike Sederoff is among Chancellor's Innovation Fund winners leading innovative projects designed to turn great ideas into real-world products and solutions.
Gates Foundation Grant Fuels NC State Study of Devastating Crop Disease
An ongoing NC State University partnership to defeat a disease of a key African food crop got a boost recently when the project received a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Next Science Guy?
We all know that GMOs are controversial, but what, exactly, are they? For a matter-of-fact explanation, check out the short animated video that Antonio Alonso-Stepanov created for YouTube.
Faculty Focus: Behind the Scenes in the Vascular Plant Herbarium
NC State University’s Vascular Plant Herbarium Director describes what it’s like to look after more than a hundred thousand plant specimens – and why it’s important.
Phytotron Stands the Test of Time
In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.
Xiang Explores the Evolutionary History of Dogwood Diversity
With flowering dogwoods in full bloom, NC State's Jenny Xiang takes time out to discuss her research to understand more about the intriguing evolutionary history of its genus.