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.
‘We Can All Do Our Part’
Among the many efforts in which distinguished alum Allen James and his wife, Ann, helped support, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative was one of the most important. With their support comes a special message: We can all do our part for efforts we believe in, and we can do it at all levels, big and small.
Alan Ayers has lived in many communities. But no matter where he hung his hat, he heeded—and carried forward—the important advice of his family: “If you’re going to be a part of a community, be a part of it.” Nowhere else has Ayers applied that advice more than with his own NC State community.
N.C. PSI Report: Momentum is Building
As summer comes to a close and NC State’s fall 2021 semester begins, we have reached an exciting phase of construction for the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. It is now more than 83% complete. At practically every level, even from above, this future headquarters of the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is well on its way to completion.
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.
After NC State CALS alumnus Dale Bone passed away, his wife, philanthropist Genia Tyson Bone, carried on her husband’s long and storied legacy of giving by naming a NC State Plant Sciences Building test plot in her husband’s honor.
An Uncommon Thread
Hunt recently enrolled in the Ag Data Sciences Certificate program. So far, it’s proving to be the perfect complement to her studies, her field research, and her career goals.
Finding a Happy Medium
Roshni Panwala was taking regulatory science courses in agriculture to satisfy electives for her dual major in the political and agricultural sciences. It wasn’t until she took her fourth such class that she learned she was just one course shy from earning the only certificate of its kind in the nation: the Regulatory Science in Agriculture Certificate. The program and its classes were more than an excellent fit for her unique dual major. They were stepping stones to a regulatory science career in the agricultural field.
CALS Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Study Activation Domains
Associate Professor Ross Sozzani is one of the principal investigators on a new NSF grant to study activation domains on Arabidopsis plants. This $3.4 million project is a joint research collaboration between NC State, Duke, and UC Berkeley – and is expected to pave the way for new gene editing techniques in agricultural crops.
Filling the Blanks in Regulatory Science
Jessica Vigna, a state regulatory manager leading a small team at Adama, is taking elective classes in the graduate-level Regulatory Science in Agriculture certificate program: the first and only program of its kind in the United States. We connected with Vigna for an industry professional’s perspective on the value of these unique regulatory science classes.