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Horticultural Science News

Thursday, September 23, 2021

2021 Horticultural Science Alumni Awards

The Department of Horticultural Science honored and congratulated distinguished alumni awardee Dr. Kathie Kalmowitz and young alumni award recipients, Dr. Alicain Carlson and Mr. Andrew Scruggs. Read on »

Kedong Da and Plant Transformation

Dr. Kedong Da, Director of the NC State Plant Transformation Lab (PTL), brings diversity and caliber in his ability to advance plant tissue culture, plant transformation, genome editing, and bioengineering. The PTL was created from NC State’s collaborative spirit to advance and innovate plant sciences and is known as a top plant transformation lab in North America. Read on »

Marlee Trandel: Research with Heart

Dr. Marlee Trandel is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Plant for Human Health Institute (PHHI) which focuses on plant production, physiology/postharvest physiology and plant cell wall chemistry. Trandel's doctoral candidate research into watermelon hollow heart disorder has recently gained recognition for advances in fruit tissue firmness. Read on »

Redpath Unlocks Doors to Faster Blueberry Breeding

In her doctoral research, Lauren Redpath searches for genetic keys for better blueberries. At the same time, she’s using skills she’s learned at NC State to kickstart her plant improvement career. Read on »

Horticulture’s Ivy Tapped to Lead Ag Institute

Lee Ivy, a senior lecturer at NC State and former community college professor, brings a wealth of experiences to his new role as director of NC State’s Agricultural Institute. Read on »


International Plant Breeding Seminar Series

Designed to bring together the global online community of plant breeding professionals, this fall 2021 virtual series features experts from six different organizations and covers a broad range of international plant breeding topics. Learn more »
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