Skip to main content


Candace Haigler working in lab

Nov 3, 2020

Candace Haigler Awarded for Cotton Fiber Research

NC State cotton fiber scientist Candace Haigler is the first recipient of the 2020 Women in Agriculture Biotechnology and Genetics Award from Cotton Incorporated. 

Students get ice cream at the PMB ice cream social.

Oct 20, 2020

Fall Plant and Microbial Biology Newsletter

In lieu of our ice cream social event, we have prepared a fall newsletter to introduce new members of our department and to make note of new grants, papers and other achievements of the last year. 

L.W. Parks Distinguished Lectureship in Microbiology Flyer from Septmeber 29, 2020. "A day in the life of a cyanobacterium: Integrating temporal and environmental information." Susan S. Golden, Ph.D., HHMI Professor, Center for Circadian Biolohgy, University of California, San Diego.

Oct 16, 2020

Leo W. Parks Lectureship Expands In Spite of COVID-19

The Leo W. Parks Lectureship in Microbiology was expanded this year to include a panel discussion on Diversity in the Sciences, ePoster Sessions, and the keynote Lecture by Dr. Susan Golden of UC, San Diego. 

Hannah Burrack standing in a corn field

Oct 7, 2020

N.C. PSI Names New Platform Directors

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative named four new platform directors and the interim director of operations. Dr. Ross Sozzani from PMB is names as one of the four new platform directors. These leaders will guide the initiative’s research, Extension and education activities. Dr. Ross Sozzani from PMB is names as one of the four new platform directors. 

Students get ice cream at the PMB ice cream social.

May 8, 2020

2020 Plant and Microbial Biology Departmental Awards and Recognitions

Congratulations to all PMB students, faculty, and staff for all that you have accomplished this academic year. 

Student films Plants4Kids Program in action.

Apr 24, 2020

Bringing Science Home

Plants4Kids provides K-5 students with easy hands-on experiments they can do at home. 

Dr. Ross Sozzani shows us a tray of her plants in lab.

Mar 17, 2020

Five CALS Faculty Members Included in 2020 University Faculty Scholars Cohort

Congratulations to Dr. Ross Sozzani on being selected as one of the University Faculty Scholars. 

Copper wolves on central campus.

Jan 29, 2020

Chad Jordan Recognized During 2020 Academic Advisors Awards

On Jan. 24, NC State honored five exceptionally deserving advisors from across the university during the 2020 NC State University Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to Dr. Chad Jordan on being selected as for the Faculty Advisor Award 2020. 

Students get ice cream at the PMB ice cream social.

May 9, 2019

Plant and Microbial Biology Departmental Student Awards

The Plant and Microbial Biology Department recognized students at the 20th Annual Spring Ice Cream Social on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. 

Belltower on a sunny Spring day.

May 2, 2019

New Class of William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Selected

Congratulations to Dr. Jose Alonso and Dr. Amy Grunden on being named a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. The professorship is one of the college’s highest honors, created to recognize outstanding scholars, leaders, teachers and mentors.