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CALS' Flora Meilleur and Gabriela Schroder in the Oak Ridge National Laboratories working with the world's largest neutron source.

Mar 26, 2019

Chasing Better Biofuels: Biochemistry’s Flora Meilleur

Imagine that every day, your job is to use one of the most intense beams of neutrons in the world to figure out solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. That’s Flora Meilleur’s career. An associate professor […] 

Man standing by hydrangea bush

Mar 19, 2019

NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal

Tom Ranney and his colleagues in Mills River have developed more than 50 ornamental cultivars – trees, shrubs and flowers that have been a boon for gardeners and for North Carolina’s green industry. 

The Stubers smiling in front of an NC State building

Feb 25, 2019

Stuber Retiring as Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium

Eminent scientist Charles Stuber is stepping down after 13 years as director of the consortium he helped to create at NC State. 

Two scientists in a laboratory

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus. 

Scientist in a lab holding a tray of Arabidopsis

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture. 

Anna Stepanova in a growth chamber

Nov 13, 2018

Creating Molecular Tools To Impact Plant Growth

NSF CAREER award winner Anna Stepanova is creating molecular tools to turn certain plant genes on and off at will. She also plans to create a new biotechnology class and start an outreach effort for high school students and their science teachers. 

Hand holding quarter-sized sensor near corn plants

Sep 19, 2018

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. 

a group of people listen to a presentation

Sep 6, 2018

‘Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education’

NC State’s AgBioFEWS program will blend natural and social sciences to train next-generation problem-solvers in agricultural biotechnology. 

Two people standing on the steps of Patterson Hall, shaking hands and passing a check.

Jul 18, 2018

CALS Makes Strides Toward Regulatory Science Center

A three-year gift from Bayer Crop Science helps NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences move closer to its goal of setting up a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture. 

plant sprouts in research dish

Jul 17, 2018

New Plant Sciences Research Projects Taking Shape

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers and their partners near and far ramp up interdisciplinary plant research. Case in point: Researchers from NC State and three Danish universities have been working together to better understand plant-microbe interactions.