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Aug 7, 2023

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Milk: The Science Behind the Flavors We Love

How many hot pepper flakes does it take to make the perfect cheese? MaryAnne Drake answers these and other sensory food questions as the Director of the Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center. 

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Jun 14, 2023

Colleen Doherty Wins Fulbright Award to Study Phytomining in England

Doherty will study how plants can be used to mine rare earth elements during a six-month Fulbright Award at the University of York this winter. 

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Nov 13, 2022

NC State Names New Murdock Distinguished Professors

Colin Kay and Giuseppe Valacchi, professors at the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) in Kannapolis, have been named David H. Murdock Distinguished Professors. 

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Oct 24, 2022

Zombie Deer and the Scientists Behind the War on the ‘Man Eater’

NC State researchers are working on perfecting a female-killing gene for one of the most destructive pests in the world. 

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Sep 30, 2022

Back to the Future

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering welcomes new faculty member Lirong Xiang. She's interested in developing agricultural systems that integrate cutting-edge robotics, machine vision and machine learning technologies to automate labor-intensive tasks. 

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Sep 15, 2022

Saving a Magnificent Snail

A team of applied ecology researchers have the plan and resources to bring the magnificent ramshorn back before it's too late. 

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Aug 11, 2022

Should I Be Worried About Monkeypox? And What Exactly is Monkeypox Anyway?

How contagious is monkeypox? How dangerous is it? Experts answer your questions. 

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Aug 4, 2022

Cultivating Success: New Faculty Mirror Horticulture’s Evolving Trends

Horticultural Science responded to the needs and interests of its students and the green industry with three recent faculty hires, each with a different area of expertise. 

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Jul 12, 2022

NC State Plant Breeding Research Fueled by Stuber Professorship

Ramsey Lewis, whose research primarily focuses on tobacco genetics and breeding, has been awarded the Dr. Charles W. Stuber Sr. and Marilyn M. Stuber Distinguished Professorship in Plant Breeding. 

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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.