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Fred Gould

Dec 2, 2019

Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research

Fred Gould shares his journey from graduate school to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way. 

Anna Stepanova and Jose Alonso in a room for growing plants.

Nov 8, 2019

New Genetic Engineering Toolset Produces Better-Modified Plants Faster, Easier

NC State researchers share a new set of genetic engineering tools that makes modifying large plant genes faster and easier. This should improve the precision and reliability of the foundation for innovations in pest resistance, yield increases and growing season extensions. 

Mosquito larvae sample

Aug 15, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

The field of genetic engineering offers an array of approaches to eliminating human diseases spread by mosquitoes. NC State Univeristy Ph.D. student Sophia Webster is conducting research on one viable solution to the problem. 

Fred Gould in his garden

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses genetically engineered crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development. 

Fred Gould in his garden.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses new report on GE crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development. 

Mar 9, 2016

Barrangou selected for Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Rodolphe Barrangou, an NC State professor and pioneer of the discovery of the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. The prize comes with a cash award of $500,000, to be divided equally among Barrangou and four other recipients who have contributed “to the understanding of the CRISPR bacterial defense system and the revolutionary discovery that it can be powerfully adapted for genome editing.” 

Mar 19, 2015

Vilsack charges stakeholders at workshop on coexistence

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was among the speakers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Stakeholder’s Workshop on Coexistence held at NC State last week. 

Feb 12, 2014

Closing the loop

Biologists team with engineers to develop economical system for producing biofuels from algae.