The Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium is administered through the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of North Carolina State University. The principal officer of the Consortium is the Director, aided by the Associate Director, Executive Committee, and Consortium Faculty. The Industrial Advisory Board consists of one representative and one alternate from each Member.


PSMCC Director

Ignazio Carbone, Ph.D. | Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Director of Center for Integrated Fungal Research and Director of Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium, North Carolina State University

PSMCC Associate Director

Marc A. Cubeta, Ph.D. | Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Director of the L. F. Grand Mycological Herbarium and Associate Director of Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium, North Carolina State University

PSMCC Executive Committee Members

Peter Ojiambo, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University

Amy Grunden, Ph.D. | Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, North Carolina State University

Owen Duckworth, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Crop and Soil Science, North Carolina State University

PSMCC Project Manager

Megan Andrews, Ph.D. | Center for Integrated Fungal Research, North Carolina State University


PSMCC Industrial Advisory Board

BASF Plant Science

  • Kirk Francis, Ph.D. | Global Manager of Trait Knowledge, BASF Plant Science
  • Chris Kafer, Ph.D. |Senior Scientist, Crop Knowledge Group Leader

Novozymes

  • Matt DiLeo, Ph.D. | Application Development Group Leader, Novozymes North America Inc.
  • Deborah Springer, Ph.D. | Senior Scientist, Novozymes North America Inc.

RJ Reynolds Tobacco

  • Darlene Lawson, Ph.D. | Director, Tobacco and Agronomy Research

Bayer Crop Science

  • Dan Joo, Ph.D. | Head of Trait Discovery US
  • Al Kriz, Ph.D. | Strategic Alliance Manager