Penelope Perkins-Veazie

Title: Professor
Postharvest Physiologist
Department of Horticultural Science

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., University of Florida
B.S., University of Maine

Phone: 704-250-5419


Lab Personnel:

Erin Efird, Laboratory Research Technician
Guoying Ma, Research Specialist
Joyce Edwards, Laboratory Research Technician
Marlee Trandell, Graduate Student
Diane Ducharme, Graduate Student

More information about Penelope Perkins-Veazie

Dr. Penny Perkins-Veazie heads research on postharvest physiology and technology for fruits and vegetables for North Carolina State University. Her research involves storage methods to extend shelf life, collaborative studies to determine fruit and vegetable roles in human health, storage technologies to enhance functional food compounds, and the identification and quantification of health-related compounds in fruits and vegetables and from production systems. She also evaluates food safety, quality and consumer-appeal characteristics such as fla­vor, color, antioxidants and texture to make sure growers will have better quality fruits and vegetables for high-value markets.

Watch a video introduction of Dr. Perkins-Veazie and her research.