Spotlight On Conor Reid, P2EP Intern

July 22, 2016

Like his peer, neighbor, and fellow “four-peat” Plant Pathways Elucidation Project Intern Claire Thetford, Conor Reid began his adventure as an intern at the North Carolina Research Campus with two summers spent as a lab technician with Eric Jackson, PhD, from General Mills. Reid has since spent his last two summers as a full-fledged P2EP […]

Food Crop Research Provides Basis for Summer Internship Program

May 16, 2016

  This week, the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) welcomes 23 undergraduate students, 2 graduate students, and 2 high school students from eight North Carolina schools. These student interns aren’t just coming to visit, they are coming to work in the labs and gain valuable experience through the 2016 Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP). Six graduate […]


Baked Oatmeal Casserole

April 15, 2016

Casserole Ingredients: Oats Brown sugar Baking powder Cinnamon Blueberries Strawberries Banana Milk Egg Vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat a 9×13” pan with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups rolled oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 container diced strawberries and 1 container […]

Costa Rican Scientists Return to NCRC for Planning, P2EP Symposium

July 27, 2015

    Only two months after their first visit, Costa Rican representatives return to the NC Research Campus to formalize collaborative research initiatives.  Kannapolis, NC– A delegation from Costa Rica returns to the NC Research Campus (NCRC) to discuss collaborative research opportunities, attend the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) Research Symposium and arrange for a doctoral […]

Interns spend summer researching health benefits of fruits and vegetables

July 17, 2015

By Jeanie Groh, Salisbury Post Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS — It’s a well-known fact that fruits and vegetables are both delicious and healthy, but few people truly understand exactly how they can impact the body. Thirty interns with the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, called P2EP, however, are studying just how to harness those benefits […]

Make 2015 the Happiest, Healthiest and Fittest Year Yet

December 18, 2014

  For inspiration to make 2015 your happiest, healthiest and fittest year yet, take a look at some of our top research headlines from 2014. Powerful Polyphenols   A collaborative study by three campus partners found that exercise helps the body absorb health-boosting, plant compounds called polyphenols, specifically those found in blueberries and green tea. The same […]

NCSU Greenhouse Space Available 

December 15, 2014

The Plants for Human Health Institute operates three research greenhouses andeight growth chambers. Use of these facilities has included strawberry breeding and disease screening, broccoli breeding, screening natural pesticides for phytotoxicity and growing crops as varied as oats, wheat, rice, Arabidopsis and turf. N.C. State researchers have first priority use of the available space, but […]

Catawba Students Continue to Work to Improve Nutrition

August 14, 2014

Catawba College News Service Read the original article in the Salisbury Post. Again this summer, five Catawba College students interning at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis helped to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. The Research Campus is a […]

Business-to-Science Partnerships Drive P2EP

June 20, 2014

June 2014  As written for Opportunities, a quarterly newsletter of the NC Research Campus covering real estate to research. Subscribe. Growth at the NC Research Campus is not all about bricks and mortar. A $1.9 million investment in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) is boosting the campus’ collaborative approach to research, revealing new findings […]

Research Campus, Holiday Inn team up for study

April 03, 2014

The Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The North Carolina Research Campus and the Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Kannapolis have formed an educational partnership to support what NCRC officials call a groundbreaking scientific and educational collaboration. The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) engages college students from across North Carolina to work with university scientists […]


April 01, 2014

NC A&T News If you’ve been “feelin’ your oats” as the saying goes, Dr. Shengmin Sang, lead scientist for functional foods at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, might know why. Sang’s studies of the bioactive components in oats offer evidence that phytochemicals found only in oats, known as avenanthramides, are helpful in combating […]

Whole Grains: More Productive Rice, Oat Genome Mapping

June 21, 2013

Cytokinin Signaling and More Productive Rice Like Hsieh, Ann Loraine, PhD, with the UNC Charlotte Departments of Genetics and Bioinformatics has conducted extensive research in Arabidopsis. As part of a $3.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with co-investigators Joseph Kieber, PhD, professor and associate chair of biology at UNC Chapel Hill, and Eric Schaller, […]

Whole Grains: Maximizing the Potential

June 13, 2013

UNC Charlotte’s Ann Loraine, PhD, and Research Technician Ivory Clabaugh have achieved something uncommon. They have found a way to grow rice indoors in an NCRC growth room. Their rice research is just one of four programs on campus where scientists are working to improve the nutritional value of grains and maximize their potential to prevent diseases like diabetes […]