Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

May 1, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors.

Apr 24, 2024

Funding awarded to study “microbiome stewardship”!

This article discusses the work of a team of researchers including Mallory Choudoir, a member of the Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities cluster in NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program.

Apr 24, 2024  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

How microscopic fungi could help to make crops drought-proof

In this article, Christine Hawkes, a member of the Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities cluster in NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, talks about the plant mycobiome being the next frontier for agricultural science.

Oct 25, 2023

Nathan Crook Receives NIH DP2 Grant

Nathan Crook has received a 2023 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award for his project, Brewing Anti-Toxin Drugs Using Probiotic Yeast.

Oct 25, 2023

Making Magic: How Hiring a Scientist With Expertise Outside Vet Med was Essential to Cat Gallbladder Discovery 

Two veterinary internists at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have determined that a cat’s gallbladder doesn’t have its own microbiome, an important discovery for the treatment of feline cholangitis, the most common acquired inflammatory liver disease in domestic cats.

Apr 19, 2023

Nathan Crook receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Nathan Crook has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his proposal, “Enhancing Probiotic Yeast Colonization for Stable in Situ Biomanufacturing.” The NSF describes CAREER awards as among its “… most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”

Apr 11, 2023

The Right Cocktail of Gut Enzymes Can Stop C. diff in its Tracks

Understanding the interaction between enzymes from “good” bacteria like lactobacillus and the gut environment will enable us to design probiotics that inhibit C. diff.

Apr 11, 2023

2022-23 University Faculty Scholars Named

These 22 early- and mid-career NC State faculty members are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the university through their teaching, scholarship and service.

Oct 25, 2022

Advancing Microbiome Data Analyses with Benjamin Callahan

From the American Society for Microbiology, published October 5, 2022. With his widely used microbiome data analysis tools, and dedication to data interoperability and accessibility, Dr. Benjamin Callahan, Ph.D., the 2023 ASM Microbiome Data Prize awardee and an associate professor of […]

Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Benjamin Callahan awarded ASM Microbiome Data Prize

About the Prize The ASM Microbiome Data Prize recognizes distinguished research achievements that support open data practices, development of standards and processes for data quality and sharing, and data workflows and management best practices that have advanced the microbial sciences. […]