Using leaf fungi to improve crop resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Research of particular relevance
Daniel Haller knew when he came to NC State two years ago he wanted to study global infectious diseases, to pursue undergraduate, master and Ph.D. degrees that would advance research in that field. What the Park Scholar from Waxhaw, North Carolina, didn’t know was that his sophomore year here would be almost completely interrupted.
Eighteen College of Engineering students named NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Eighteen students from the College of Engineering at NC State have been named recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship.
Modern trailblazers shaping NC State
For Women’s History Month, we talked to three women shaping NC State’s future.
Researchers show what drives a novel, ordered assembly of alternating peptides
Researchers have demonstrated how to engineer two-layered nanofibers consisting of an ordered row of alternating peptides.
Yoga instructor transforms passion into a lifestyle
Chemical engineering major, Shaily Shah ‘22, has developed a passion for yoga. Through every pose and breathing exercise, she aims to share the practice of yoga with others.
Self-sterilizing polymer proves effective against drug-resistant pathogens
Researchers have found an elastic polymer that possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes – including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Recently discovered proteins may lead to new methods in creating biofuels
Researchers have found a very heated relationship between bacteria and newly discovered proteins. These proteins are called tapirins and are capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose, which could potentially provide more efficient methods of converting plant matter into biofuels.
NC State explores promising pest-control strategy with high-impact potential for sub-Saharan Africa
An NC State agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.