Research Platforms

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative is the world's premier plant sciences enterprise that:

  • Catalyzes interdisciplinary research to solve global challenges
  • Creates innovative partnerships among universities, industry and government
  • Promotes the integration of research, teaching and outreach programs
  • Provides North Carolina a regional, national and global competitive advantage
  • Helps North Carolina farmers achieve and sustain economic viability
  • Educates the next generation of plant science leaders

We break down academic and research barriers to cultivate, support and sustain science teams focused on: