The Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC), brings the together the university’s Center for Integrated Fungal Research (CIFR) and stakeholders from industries and organizations vested in improving agricultural production. The consortium’s goal is to promote innovation and advances in a variety of research approaches, including computational, genomic, and experimental tool development and application, to  ultimately improve plant health and increase crop yields. The partnership between the University and industrial members combines the knowledge, skills, and vision of both fundamental and translational research components to create a unique research entity, benefiting from academic and industrial research experience and perspective. This entity will generate interdisciplinary collaborative research at the cutting edge of the plant soil microbiome field, and leverage this research to engage the general public, policy makers, and stakeholders.

Membership for industrial partners is open on an annual basis, with non-refundable annual membership dues in support of the Consortium. Because research of this nature often takes considerable time, partners should join the Consortium with the intention of remaining a dues-paying member for at least two (2) years. Members have access to the benefits provided by the Consortium, including access to research results and PSMCC faculty, for the duration of their membership as long as they remain in good standing.

For more information on becoming a member, please refer to the membership benefits and membership documents, or contact the PSMCC Project Manager directly:

Megan Andrews, Ph.D.
Project Manager
Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium
Center for Integrated Fungal Research
231 Partners III, Campus Box 7244
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7567

Office: 919-513-8219
Email: megan_andrews@ncsu.edu