Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

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. […]

Dec 1, 2021  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

Researchers Engineer Probiotic Yeast to Produce Beta-Carotene

The work shows how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast.

Jul 21, 2021  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.

May 12, 2021

NC State Announces Inaugural Goodnight Early Career Innovators

Three cluster faculty are among 24 promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education has been recognized through a new awards program.

Feb 1, 2021

Lactobacillus Manipulates Bile Acids to Create Favorable Gut Environment

Probiotic bacteria create a better environment for their survival by manipulating bile acids.

Aug 14, 2020

Kleiner Receives NIH Grant to Study Intestinal Microbiomes

Manuel Kleiner receives prestigious NIH grant to study intestinal microbe interactions.