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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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. 

a man standing in a soybean field

Oct 13, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

A collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark aims to uncover biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

Young woman in a yellow blouse smiling

Oct 6, 2022

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: Mara Cuebas-Irizarry

Mara Cuebas-Irizarry promotes her Puerto Rican heritage by engaging with and serving in Latinx communities on campus and beyond. 

a woman wearing a masking presenting a presentation

Aug 19, 2022

Microbial Biotechnology Grad Student Interns at Novozymes

Kathryn Landry, a graduate student in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, worked with Novozymes to create sustainable household cleaners using microbes, combining her interest in science and the environment. 

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. 

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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. 

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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.