Dr. Massimo Iorizzo recently joined N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. An assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, Iorizzo’s research will focus on genetics, genomics, germplasm improvement and breeding of small fruits (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.) and vegetable crops. He will research the health-promoting phytoactive compounds inherent […]
N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis recently published a series of downloadable, printable posters to help educate customers and workers about fresh produce safety and optimal postharvest handling on pick-your-own strawberry farms. Diane Ducharme, Extension associate in horticulture and food safety, says, “With strawberry season gearing up in North Carolina, we hope that […]
The postdoctoral position in the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University (Kannapolis, NC) will investigate the molecular mechanisms of lignin-modification-induced-dwarfism in Arabidopsis thaliana. The project focuses on characterizing newly isolated suppressor mutants that are defective in lignin biosynthesis but exhibit alleviated growth phenotype. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., […]
The feature article, Reaping a Healthy Harvest, recently won an Award of Excellence in the “Best Article of the Year” category at the southeast regional conference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE is a professional organization with more than 78,000 members representing 3,600 schools in 77 countries. The article ran as the cover […]
PHHI director, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, shares her personal experiences from a study of climate change, tribal resources and wild Alaskan berries.
Dr. Mary Ann Lila was featured in a Today’s Dietitian article illustrating the powerful phytochemicals and health benefits associated with the blueberry. Studies suggest that blueberries can be effective against cancer, diabetes and neurocognitive diseases, as well as support heart health and memory.
PHHI is hiring a faculty member to lead a genomics program in small fruits and/or vegetables. The successful candidate’s research will focus on genetics, genomics, germplasm improvement and breeding of small fruits (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.) and/or vegetable crops.
The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed their support of the North Carolina Research Campus-based, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000.
PHHI scientists were featured in an Alaska Dispatch article highlighting their discovery of powerful health-promoting phytochemicals in seaweed. The findings suggest that seaweed may provide protection against conditions like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
The latest issue of Results, published by N.C. State University’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, features PHHI Director Dr. Mary Ann Lila on the cover. The story captures the spirit of Lila’s work and the mission of the Plants for Human Health Institute.