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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.

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.

Aug 3, 2021

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

This year is the 50th anniversary of the 1st Black professor at NCSU! Augustus Witherspoon earned his Ph.D. from NCSU (1970). In 1971, he became a professor of Botany and the first Black professor in the university’s history.

Jun 17, 2021

Cultivating Curiosity and the Next Generation of Plant Scientists

Terri Long and Anna Stepanova are part of a national effort to attract the next generation of plant scientists and to highlight the importance of plants and their contributions to our lives.

Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Jenny Xiang is selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Botanical Society of America

Dr. Jenny Xiang is selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Botanical Society of America (BSA). This is the highest honor awarded by the BSA, and is reflective of Dr. Xiang impressive work, her contributions to the BSA and her effort to foster international collaborations.

Jun 7, 2021

Plants In Space

Last week, SpaceX-22 was launched into space transporting scientific research projects to the International Space Station, including several plant biology experiments whose roots can be traced back to PMB! Learn more about the PMB scientists and their research that is currently underway in space!

Jun 4, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Jill Barber

Jill Barber graduated from NC State in 2014 with a B.S. degree in Plant Biology. Now, Jill works in the Cultivation Department at Pure Ohio Wellness, growing legal medical marijuana. Learn more about what she has been doing since graduation!

Jun 4, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Davis

Ben Davis graduated from NC State in 2004 with a B.S. degree in Microbiology. He then returned to NC State to earn a Master's of Microbial Biotechnology in 2007. Check out what he has been up to since he graduated!

Jun 4, 2021

Message from the Department Head

Greetings to all of our PMB Alumni and Friends from the City of Oaks! In an effort to stay in touch with all our alumni, we prepare a bi-annual newsletter to report the latest news and accomplishments from the department. […]

May 27, 2021

Growing Plant Research Capacity in Microgravity Environments

In June, SpaceX-22 will begin its mission transporting scientific research projects to the International Space Station, including plant biology experiments funded by the North Carolina Space Grant. Meet the NC State scientists behind these studies that will take place in space!