Posts Tagged ‘research’

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

Dr. Craig Yencho

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.

Chill out with JuVn8 grape smoothie

Grapes

When Kendra Stallings first saw bottles of JuVn8 smoothies on the shelf at a Food Lion in Emerald Isle, she couldn’t contain her excitement. At the beach for a family vacation, Stallings showed the smoothies to her parents, who each then announced to anyone within earshot, “My daughter made these!” Stallings earned her NC State master’s degree from the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences this past May.

Important implications: CALS team studies the distinct inflorescence structure of the dogwood

Qing Ma, Xiang Liu, Jenny Xiang and Deya Xie

Dr. Bob Franks of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a bone to pick with those who determined that the dogwood is the state flower of North Carolina.

“It actually should be called the ‘state inflorescence,’” Franks, associate professor of plant and microbial biology, said with a laugh. And Franks would know, having spent the past five years working on a National Science Foundation-funded grant to study the inflorescence architecture, or variation in the arrangement of flowers, of the dogwood.

CALS research sheds light on toxic arsenic problem in Southeast Asian well water

Courtesy Matt Polizzotto

Every day, more than 100 million people throughout South and Southeast Asia drink well water contaminated by toxic levels of arsenic. But two NC State University scientists are conducting fundamental research aimed at changing that.

Reunion, Soilbration bring alumni, friends back to CEFS

Paul Mueller, Susan Perry-Cole, Roger Crickenberger, Shorlette Ammons and Alex Hitt

What do Firsthand Foods CEO Jennifer Curtis, University of Georgia faculty member Suzanne O’Connell and Western Illinois University Organic Research Director Joel Gruver have in common? All developed a passion for what they do now through earlier work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

College Profile: José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso’s groundbreaking explorations in plant biology land him on a list of the world’s most influential scientists.

CALS alumnus receives Emerging Scholar Award from American Society of Animal Science

Dr. David Rosero (right) accepts the Southern Section Emerging Scholar Award from Dr. Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia.

Dr. David Rosero hopes to make significant and relevant contributions to the field of animal science.

Avid apiculture students, master beekeepers are among late professor’s legacies

Dr. John Ambrose with student

Dr. John Thomas Ambrose — a popular College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor, NC State University administrator and bee authority – passed away in January after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 70.

Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

Guy Collins (left) and Keith Edmisten

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.

Steward of the Future: Rodolphe Barrangou

Rodolphe Barrangou

A DNA cutting technology has changed the world of genetic studies, advancing food and agriculture, biotechnology and medical industries. In this short video, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou discusses the CRISPR technology used in his lab in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences.

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