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PHHI Welcomes New Researcher Focused on Berry and Vegetable Genomics and Breeding

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 […]

Posted on July 7, 2015 | Posted in Institute News

Food safety and postharvest resources for PYO Strawberry Farms

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 […]

Posted on June 1, 2015 | Posted in Institute News

PHHI Hiring Research Scholar (Post Doc)

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., […]

Posted on June 1, 2015 | Posted in Institute News

Results Feature Article Reaps Award of Excellence

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 […]

Posted on February 19, 2015 | Posted in Institute News

Highlighting the Health-protective Properties of Alaskan Berries (your Elders already knew)

PHHI director, Dr. Mary Ann Lila, shares her personal experiences from a study of climate change, tribal resources and wild Alaskan berries.

Posted on November 20, 2014 | Posted in Institute News

The Power of Blueberries (Today’s Dietitian)

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.

Posted on October 9, 2014 | Posted in Institute News

PHHI Hiring Small Fruit/Vegetable Researcher

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.

Posted on September 9, 2014 | Posted in Institute News

Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP

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.

Posted on May 9, 2014 | Posted in Institute News

PHHI Researchers Link Alaska Seaweed to Efficacy Against Diabetes, Obesity

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.

Posted on April 29, 2014 | Posted in Institute News

Reaping a Healthy Harvest: Results Cover Story

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.

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Posted in Institute News
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