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Jul 26, 2022

Grafting watermelon to combat hollow heart

Few will argue that the watermelon heart is the sweetest, most desired bite. But have you ever cut into a watermelon that had what appeared to be a significant crack… 

Jun 15, 2022

Alaska Natives explore science careers during Kannapolis visit

In 2019, Dontae Jimmie attended a “kid’s science camp” at the Yukon River fish camp in Alaska led by Dr. Mary Ann Lila, professor at NC State University, and Dr. Kriya… 

Dec 3, 2019

PHHI team lands $12.8 Million to improve fruit quality of Blueberry and Cranberry

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – With a long-term goal of improving blueberry and cranberry based on producer and consumer interests, NC State University scientists, Massimo Iorizzo, Mary Ann Lila and Penelope Perkins-Veazie, were… 

Oct 7, 2019

How Epigenetics Could Change How We Grow Food

To understand epigenetics, nutrition, and the work of Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh, it helps to begin long before he was even born, back during World War II. In fall of 1944,… 

Aug 9, 2019

A Nutritional Shift: This Metabolome Library Might Change Our Understanding of Food and Health

How do foods cause, prevent, or manage disease? Which ones are the most helpful? Our understanding of the connections between food and health has been fairly rudimentary. It’s involved reverse… 

Jun 20, 2019

Can a healthy diet combat the effects of pollution?

A diesel engine isn’t a typical piece of equipment found in a biology lab. But it’s just one of the unique lab instruments in the environmental toxicology lab of Giuseppe… 

Sep 14, 2017

Video: Equipping Tomorrow’s Workforce through P2EP

PHHI is proud to be a partner in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project. This video features the research happenings of Kelsey Zielinski’s intern team, while Dr. Mary Ann Lila discusses… 

May 11, 2016

Genome sequence offers insight into the carotenoid accumulation and evolution of the carrot

Dr. Massimo Iorizzo joined N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) in the summer of 2015. Transitioning from his previous position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to PHHI, Iorizzo… 

Oct 29, 2015

Taking Sweet Potatoes Beyond the Thanksgiving Feast

A closer look at the benefits of phytochemicals and the promise of functional food ingredients Like many other holiday foods, sweet potatoes are available year-round, but mysteriously reserved for seasonal… 

Aug 31, 2015

PHHI funds five collaborative seed grants with $1 million

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) recently awarded more than $1 million through a seed funding program to promote collaborative, transdisciplinary research efforts between PHHI faculty and…