Xu “Sirius” Li

Discovery of a novel amino acid racemase through exploration of natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana

August 31, 2015

Discovery of a novel amino acid race mase through exploration of natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Aug 31, Strauch RC1, Svedin E2, Dilkes B2, Chapple C3, Li X4. Author information 1Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC 28081; Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, North […]

Arabidopsis: An Ideal Plant

April 15, 2014

From biofuels to better crops, Xu “Sirius” Li, PhD, an assistant professor and plant metabolic pathway engineer with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute, applies his research with the model plant system Arabidopsis and secondary metabolites, also known as phytonutrients, to meet real-world challenges.  Read More.

Arabidopsis: An Ideal Platform for Understanding Secondary Metabolites

March 02, 2014

Xu “Sirius” Li, PhD, an assistant professor and plant metabolic pathway engineer with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), uses the model plant system Arabidopsis to understand how plants produce secondary metabolites and support human health. In collaboration with other scientists at PHHI and at the NC Research Campus, he is […]

Whole Grains: Addressing the Challenges, Maximizing the Potential

June 26, 2013

Whole grain rolls, corn and brown rice are delicious and contain numerous health benefits. Yet, whole grains are a challenge from their very biology to motivating people to eat more to ensuring an ample worldwide supply. At the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, scientists at the NC A&T Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, […]