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Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D. News

Funding the Answers to Farmers' Questions

Agricultural research is essential to society, yet it lacks adequate public funding for keeping pace with challenges facing farmers, ranchers and, ultimately, consumers.

Last Week in Noble Research: To Space, India and the Ranch

Noble Research Institute researchers work toward agricultural advancements for the benefit of farmers, ranchers and consumers in the Southern Great Plains and beyond – perhaps even to outer space one...

Cracking Pecan's Problems

One of the first Americans to appreciate the flavor of pecans was George Washington, who planted the stately trees on the lawns of Mount Vernon in 1775. Yet true cultivation of the nuts wouldn't...

Digging Deep

One of the Noble Research Institute's new research clusters aims to better understand plant growth and development.

A Little Blue Reminder

A herd of almost 1,000 cows moseyed around the world as employees and friends of the Noble Research Institute carried their blue cows while traveling. (We only lost a few to those cattle-rustling TSA agents.)

Raised by the Noble Research Institute

For me, the Noble Research Institute is an extension of the small town I have come to know and love as home.

Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D.

Defining Elison Blancaflor is a bit of a challenge. Family man? Yes. Scientist? Check. Athlete? Absolutely. Musician? A little bit. Yes, Blancaflor, Ph.D., is as multi-faceted as the cells he studies every day in his laboratory as a principal investigator at the Noble Research Institute.

Boldly Going... Again

Rocketing plants into space seeks outcomes for Earths farmers and future space explorers.

Looking Deeper

For the most part, every student in every biology class across the country that uses common light microscopes are typically only looking at dead cells. Death, of course, makes biology the study of living organisms highly problematic.

Boldly Going

Noble Research Institute researchers earn a rare opportunity to launch an experiment into space.