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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’
Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.
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.