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Sep 6, 2023

In Memoriam Walter Dobrogosz

We are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Walter Dobrogosz, a distinguished professor of microbiology at NC State. 

Wolfgang the corpse flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Jun 21, 2023

A Big Stinking Premiere

Wolfgang, NC State’s youngest corpse flower, is blooming for the first time at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. 

Jenny Xiang with other researchers with plants in a lab

Jun 14, 2023

Jenny Xiang Named President-Elect of BSA

Plant and Microbial Biology Professor Jenny Xiang has been elected president-elect of the Botanical Society of America, effective at the end of July 2023. 

Kaleb Goff taking a selfie at the top of a mountain peak

Jun 14, 2023

Plants in Thin Air

CALS doctoral student Kaleb Goff is studying how plant species found on mountain summits are impacted by climate change. 

Jun 2, 2023

Congratulations to our Spring Graduates!

On May 6th, 2023 we had a lovely ceremony celebrating our graduates in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Below are all of our students who graduated. We had… 

Leslie Lewis spotlight

May 31, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis graduated from NC State University with a master's of microbial biotechnology and is now working as a senior marketing manager at EpiCypher. 

Imani Madison

May 25, 2023

A Passion for Plant Research

Imani Madison won the 2022 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for her research on how stress and other external factors affect the development of plant cell tissues. 

Echinacea flower

May 22, 2023

2023 Plant and Microbial Biology Departmental Awards and Recognitions

Each spring, the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology hosts an ice cream social to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of our community, give recognition to award-winners, and bid… 

Terri Long, James Tuck, and Cranos William's hands holding a plant.

May 10, 2023

The Changemakers

NC State’s Terri Long, Marvin Moncada and Kenny Sherin are creating life- and industry-altering change. Close the digital divide, shuck stereotypes for plant scientists and age liquor at a breakneck speed–all in a day’s work for these changemakers. Learn what’s next. 

NC State belltower on a sunny day

Mar 29, 2023

10 CALS Faculty Named 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

The program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education.