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Research Expertise

The N.C. Plant Science Initiative (N.C. PSI) brings together researchers from across multiple colleges at NC State to address the most pressing issues in agriculture. Through their research and expertise, they are increasing crop yields, creating new varieties, extending growing seasons, enhancing agricultural and environmental sustainability, and producing new and improved technology.

Areas of Expertise

Explore our faculty by their areas of expertise below.

Agronomy & Crop ProductionBioinformaticsClimate Change Mitigation & Carbon Sequestration
Computer VisionControlled Environment AgricultureData Analytics & Management
Extension & Stakeholder EngagementField-based Research & TrialsGenome Editing
GenomicsHigh Throughput PhenotypingImaging Systems
Machine Learning & Deep LearningMaterial Sciences & NanomaterialsMolecular Biology
Multi-scale ModelingPest Resilience & ManagementPlant Breeding
Plant PathologyPlant PhysiologyPlasma Engineering & Diagnostics
Pollinator ProtectionProteomics & MetabolomicsRegulatory Sciences
Risk SciencesSensor DevelopmentSystems Biology

Agronomy & Crop Production

David Suchoff

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Rachel Vann

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Bioinformatics

Gina Brown-Guedira

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Ralph Dean

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Joseph Gage

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Climate Change Mitigation & Carbon Sequestration

Roderick Rejesus

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Joe Sagues

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Jack Wang

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Alex Woodley

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Computer Vision

Michael Kudenov

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Lirong Xiang

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Ricardo Hernandez

Department of Horticultural Science

Mark Hoffmann

Department of Horticultural Science

Katharina Stapelmann

Department of Nuclear Engineering (College of Engineering)

Cranos Williams

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Data Analytics & Management

Daniela Jones

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Cranos Williams

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Extension & Stakeholder Engagement

Maude Cuchiara

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (College of Engineering)

Khara Grieger

Department of Applied Ecology

Mark Hoffmann

Department of Horticultural Science

Anders Huseth

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Lina Quesada

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Roderick Rejesus

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Rachel Vann

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Justin Whitehill

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Field-based Research & Trials

Mark Hoffmann

Department of Horticultural Science

Anders Huseth

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Michael Kudenov

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Anna Locke

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Lina Quesada

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

David Suchoff

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Rachel Vann

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Genome Editing

Rodolphe Barrangou

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Gina Brown-Guedira

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Jack Wang

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Justin Whitehill

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Genomics

Rodolphe Barrangou

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Gina Brown-Guedira

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Ralph Dean

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Joseph Gage

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Amy Grunden

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Jim Holland

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Terri Long

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Lina Quesada

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Jean Ristaino

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Kelly Sides

The Genomic Sciences Laboratory (GSL)

Ross Sozzani

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Jack Wang

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Justin Whitehill

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Craig Yencho

Department of Horticultural Science

High Throughput Phenotyping

Gina Brown-Guedira

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Joseph Gage

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Jim Holland

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Kelly Sides

The Genomic Sciences Laboratory (GSL)

Craig Yencho

Department of Horticultural Science

Imaging Systems

Michael Kudenov

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Ross Sozzani

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Mariusz Zareba

Cellular and Molecular Imaging Facility (CMIF)

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

Cranos Williams

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Lirong Xiang

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Material Sciences & Nanomaterials

Maude Cuchiara

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (College of Engineering)

Jacob Jones

Department of Materials Science and Engineering (College of Engineering)

Qingshan Wei

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (College of Engineering)

Molecular Biology

Rodolphe Barrangou

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Ralph Dean

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Amy Grunden

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Terri Long

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Lina Quesada

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Jack Wang

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Qingshan Wei

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (College of Engineering)

Multi-scale Modeling

Daniela Jones

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Jordan Kern

College of Natural Resources

Ross Sozzani

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Cranos Williams

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Pest Resilience & Management

Anders Huseth

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Plant Breeding

Rodolphe Barrangou

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Ricardo Hernandez

Department of Horticultural Science

Mark Hoffmann

Department of Horticultural Science

Jim Holland

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Justin Whitehill

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources)

Craig Yencho

Department of Horticultural Science

Plant Pathology

Ralph Dean

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Lina Quesada

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Jean Ristaino

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Qingshan Wei

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (College of Engineering)

Plant Physiology

Ricardo Hernandez

Department of Horticultural Science

Mark Hoffmann

Department of Horticultural Science

Anna Locke

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Ross Sozzani

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Plasma Engineering & Diagnostics

Katharina Stapelmann

Department of Nuclear Engineering (College of Engineering)

Pollinator Protection

Proteomics & Metabolomics

Amy Grunden

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Cranos Williams

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Taufika Williams

The Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC)

Regulatory Sciences

Khara Grieger

Department of Applied Ecology

Risk Sciences

Khara Grieger

Department of Applied Ecology

Jordan Kern

College of Natural Resources

Roderick Rejesus

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Sensor Development

Michael Kudenov

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Jean Ristaino

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Qingshan Wei

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (College of Engineering)

Systems Biology

Terri Long

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Ross Sozzani

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Cranos Williams

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)