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Steve Lommel in a university laboratory

Jan 5, 2021

One-on-One With N.C. Agricultural Research Service Director Steve Lommel

When it comes to NC State University’s impact on agriculture, NCARS' discoveries lead to the way. Director Steve Lommel provides an update. 

and DSM Nutritional Products'Eduardo Alberto and NC State’s Mladen Vouk sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Mar 19, 2020

Partner Profile: DSM Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State

NC State and DSM Nutritional Products signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance their research partnership studying animal gut health and nutrition, on Feb. 19. 

Four men at a red table give the wolf sign.

Apr 10, 2019

Partner Profile: Novozymes Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State

“Great science and great relationships can create great things,” says Novozymes’ president for the Americas before signing a major research agreement with NC State. 

Group shot of more than 20 students outside.

Apr 4, 2018

Cross Talk

NC State's Master of Microbial Biotechnology prepares students to work at the intersection of science, technology and business. 

Two researchers in chamber holding a tray of tomato seedlings of different heights.

Mar 15, 2018

Just-in-Time Tomatoes?

NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops. 

Cyanobacteria in a flask

Nov 6, 2017

Lost and Found

A cyanobacterial strain with an intriguing backstory could have an even more remarkable future, because the organism produces possible anticancer agents. Two NC State University scientists team up to find out how. 

Three people examine plants in a large, lighted chamber.

Jan 13, 2017

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. 

Sirius Li

Jul 11, 2016

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. 

Sep 29, 2015

Modeling tool IDs genes that control plants’ stress response

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from North Carolina State University and University of California, Davis has developed a modeling algorithm that is able to identify plant genes associated with specific biological functions. The modeling tool will help plant biologists target individual genes that control how plants respond to environmental stressors. 

May 1, 2013

Science enthusiasts raise a pint at Tir Na Nog

A group of faithful science enthusiasts gathered Tuesday night at Tir Na Nog pub in downtown Raleigh to raise a pint and hear scientists from the SE Climate Science Center talk about global climate change.