Plant Transformation Lab (PTL) provides service to and collaborates with researchers who seek to use gene editing, transformation, and tissue culture technologies in their research programs. PTL helps them to develop and implement strategies that allow the production of transgenic plants with new gene-edited traits. As part of PTL’s research mission, we develop new and optimize existing plant regeneration and transformation protocols for various species. With recent technological advancements, much of our work involves performing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome modifications. As part of PTL’s education and outreach program, we organize tours and practical demonstrations, as well as giving lectures to NC State students, high school teachers, and students.
Dr. Kedong Da
Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL) Director