Blueberries, Bananas and Sweet Potatoes, the Cornerstones of Summer Internships

August 17, 2017

Read the original article from Catawba College. Blueberries, bananas and sweet potatoes.  These may sound like items on a produce list, but actually these were the cornerstones of 11-week summer internships for four Catawba College students at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Four Catawba students, including Karina Noyola-Alonso of Winston-Salem, Viridiana Mandujano of Asheville, […]

Banana Challenges: Dole Invests in Student Research for Solutions

August 15, 2017

There’s a problem in the world of bananas. The fungal disease black sigatoka is infecting banana leaves, reducing yield by up to 50 percent. The disease is devastating Cavendish bananas, the variety that makes up half of all bananas grown and sold worldwide. “Black sigatoka as well as other diseases are sweeping through the banana […]

Curiosity and Computers Leads to Innovative, Visual Database for Plant Scientists

July 27, 2017

Graduate student Richard Linchangco shares his role in developing a new online, knowledgebase as part of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) at the NC Research Campus. When Richard Linchangco finished his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he found himself interested in combining biology and computer science. His curiosity […]

P2EP Creates Career Path for Former Intern

November 03, 2016

When Sierra Bonney, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) alumnus, goes to work at the N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, she realizes she has come full circle. In 2015, while studying biology and chemistry at Pfeiffer University, just 30 minutes northeast of the NCRC, […]

P2EP Veteran Samantha Case, a Scientist Shaped by Blueberries, Broccoli and Summer Interns 

August 09, 2016

One more year of dissertation writing and graduate student Samantha Case will earn the right to add “PhD” to the end of her name. Case’s journey from undergraduate biology major to budding scientist is defined by blueberry and broccoli metabolomics research and the experience of simultaneously mentoring summer interns as part of the Plant Pathways […]

Symposium concludes Summer of Science at NC Research Campus

August 05, 2016

News release from the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate interns celebrated a summer of science as part of the 2016 Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) at the annual Summer Research Symposium. The Symposium, held at The Laureate Center in Kannapolis City Hall on Wednesday, […]

Catawba students spend their summer as interns at N.C. Research Campus

August 04, 2016

Read the original article from the Salisbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Catawba College student Bryan Morris of Concord says spending the summer as an intern in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis has “demystified what actually happens in research” for him. Morris, a Noyce Scholar pursuing a biology major […]

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 […]

Spotlight On Claire Thetford, P2EP Intern

June 30, 2016

As a young Claire Thetford began to prepare for her first semester at North Carolina State University in the summer of 2013, a neighbor asked her if she would be interested in working as a lab technician for a few weeks as part of a newly established internship program. Her neighbor was Eric Jackson, PhD, […]

New Graduate Student Flourishes During First Summer with PHHI and P2EP

June 20, 2016

        Kelsey Zielinski arrived for her first day as a graduate student at the N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) on April 15, and she met her group of interns with the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) just one month later. Flash forward another month, and she is teaching her […]

P2EP Internship Shapes the Future for Next Generation of Scientists

June 16, 2016

A news release from the Plants for Human Health Institute. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – In the world of academic research, the saying goes, “Publish or perish.” Through their participation in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), Holli Chandler and Claire Thetford had publication No. 1 on their resume before they finished their undergraduate studies. Their work in […]

Getting To Know the 2016 P2EP Interns

June 01, 2016

Corey Kennedy is a rising junior and chemistry major at UNC Charlotte. He’s still weighing his options per what path he’ll take after graduation. In the meantime, he’s flourishing during his summer with the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, studying beta glucan in oats under the guidance of his graduate mentor, Scott Smith. As a chemistry […]

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 […]

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 […]

Duke Energy Contributes $350,000 to NCRC’s P2EP

July 15, 2015

Wound-healing properties of oats and the nutritional content of cooked versus uncooked broccoli are just two of the research projects David Phillips, district manager with Duke Energy North Carolina, learned about when he visited the NC Research Campus’ (NCRC) Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) on Monday, July 13. Phillips presented $100,000 to P2EP. The check […]

Cabarrus County STEM educators get hands-on at the Plants for Human Health Institute

July 07, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Field trips are opportunities to enhance the educational environment by going outside the classroom, and having a little fun. STEMersion offers teachers a week of field trips to local STEM-related businesses and organizations. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 26 Cabarrus County educators participating in STEMersion will enjoy a field trip to the […]

P2EP Interns Deliver a Taste of Research

June 18, 2015

                     For Immediate Release June 18, 2015      Contacts:    Megan Bame, N.C. State University, 704-250-5461 or megan_bame@ncsu.edu Jennifer Woodford, N.C. Research Campus, 704-200-5070 or jwoodford@ncresearchcampus.net   Kannapolis, NC- Friday, June 19 at 11 am in the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) Wellness Kitchen at 300 […]