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Iorizzo named University Scholar

NC State’s 2021-22 class of University Faculty Scholars includes Massimo Iorizzo, PhD. These 23 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their...

Grant aims to improve purple carrot

NC State University awarded USDA grant to improve purple carrots for use in natural food colorants KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The demand for natural food colorants,...

Growing Produce features VacCAP update

The January 2022 issue of the trade publication, Growing Produce, featured an update on the VacCAP project, officially know as, “Vaccinium CAP: Leveraging genetic and...

Bryan Munoz earns PhD

Congratulations to Bryan Munoz, PhD. Bryan defended his dissertation on September 20 and graduated on December 14, 2021 from the Department of Horticultural Science. During...

Iorizzo earns tenure

Congratulations Dr. Massimo Iorrizo, associate professor in Horticultural Science, who achieved tenure this year. Tenure marks a major milestone in the academic lives of NC...

Starting the Year Off with a “BAM”

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is kicking off 2020 with the start of its first clinical research trial, the...

Popular Science article features banana research

An article published in Popular Science (August 27, 2019) cited Massimo Iorizzo, PhD, as an expert source. Titled, The banana as we know it is...

Dole and PHHI investigate banana disease

Dole and PHHI team up to investigate disease threatening bananas There’s a problem in the world of bananas. The fungal disease black sigatoka is infecting...