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Year: 2021

MMB student working in a lab during his internship

Oct 15, 2021

MMB Summer Internships

Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19, MMB students safely completed their summer internships at biotech companies in RTP. Some MMB students share their internship experiences and any advice they have for future students. 

CALS Alumni Award 2021 group photo

Sep 29, 2021

2021 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its alumni award winners for 2021. Find out how they’re making an impact. 

Fall Leaves on campus

Sep 21, 2021

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology Newsletter – Fall 2021

The PMB Department Fall Newsletter introducing new members of our department and recognizing new grants, papers and other achievements of the last year. 

A portrait of Jacob Jones, Jacob Jones, director of the STEPS Center and professor of materials science and engineering at NC State

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant. 

Adrain Percy Headshot

Sep 8, 2021

Globally Recognized Agricultural Leader to Become First N.C. PSI Director

Adrian Percy, respected agricultural R&D leader, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Percy says he was drawn to N.C. PSI for its strong potential to positively impact agriculture and society. 

artistic picture of rows of plants

Aug 26, 2021

Partnerships Power Problem-Solving Research

Research partnerships involving the college and the private sector benefit not just agricultural and life sciences companies, but also NC State and the economy. 

Student and Professor discussing research in lab

Aug 11, 2021

New Genomics Facility to Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

The global plant science community will soon have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. Learn how its new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab will help elevate our science. 

Witherspoon Building with students outside

Aug 3, 2021

50th anniversary of the first Black faculty member at NC State

Last week our Twitter Feed is filled with #BlackBotanistWeek Posts, which made our department take a moment of reflection to appreciate and understand the history of Black Americans in our department and across campus. And we are proud to share our history with you! This year is the 50th anniversary of the first Black faculty… 

Imani Madison Headshot

Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State’s Imani Madison is making a difference. 

Dr. Perera's Plant Experiment

Jul 21, 2021

Plants Return from Space in Microgravity Research Projects

The plant biology experiments of two NC State researchers are back on Earth after spending weeks at the International Space Station.