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Posts Tagged ‘Plants for Human Health Institute’

Harnessing plants for health

P2EP interns

Claire Thetford analyzed what happens when you treat colon cancer cells with broccoli extract. Doriane Taylor hunted for plant genes related to amino acid biosynthesis. And Bethany Latham and Emily Riffe helped map the production of caffeine in four plant species used by indigenous people of the Americas. While their lab work was different, the four NC State University students shared a common goal this summer: to explore ways to harness plants’ benefits for human health.

N.C. State gets new plant scientist, expands at N.C. Research Campus

Tsung-Fu Hsieh

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute continues its expansion efforts by adding another established scientist to its team at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh (pronounced: “Zung Foo Shay”) joined the institute in August 2012 and is developing a research program centered on the biological systems of flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables. With the addition of Hsieh, N.C. State now employs nearly 50 faculty and staff in Kannapolis.

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