Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doctor Josh Henry
A love of plants led Josh Henry to NC State, where he’s earning a Ph.D. in horticultural science and crop science.
Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani Is on the Hunt
How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers.
On the Defensive
Study reveals that during infections, a viral RNA element changes its structure to block a plant cell’s defenses and produces a shorter, noncoding RNA. Previous research had found a similar mechanism at play during human infections.
Faculty Focus: The Peanut Scientist
Award-winning CALS plant scientist Tom Stalker is known as one of the world's leading peanut scientists. The breeding lines he's developed are used around the world and right here in North Carolina.
Unearthing Plant Problems – Using Sensors
Tiny sensors that detect and diagnose plant diseases fast enough for farmers to save their crops are becoming a reality at NC State, where engineers and plant scientists are making award-winning progress.
Student Researcher Seeks Cleaner Biofuels
A CALS lab has found a few bacteria that may hold potential for turning plant matter into fuel – and doctoral student Mara Cuebas-Irizarry is taking the research further.
Helping Hidden Hunger: Student Researcher Bonny Oloka
In his own words, Horticultural Science's Bonny Oloka explains how he hopes his sweet potato research will impact hunger in his native Uganda.
Speaking Mattamuskeet – And Saving A Research Project
Applied Ecology’s April Lamb is a graduate student researcher studying invasive carp in North Carolina’s largest natural lake – and learning to translate that research for those who need it.
Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies
By identifying a gene indispensable for males’ survival in a devastating livestock pest, North Carolina State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes.
We Grow NC to Highlight Impact of CALS and Extension
CALS' educational messaging campaign highlights how what we Think and Do grows local economies, delivers science-based solutions to local challenges, creates new opportunities and helps rural students find their path to NC State. We Grow NC.