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Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D. News

Boldly Going

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

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.

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.

Boldly Going... Again

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

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.

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.)

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...

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...

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.

Noble Microscopes: Inspiring the Next Generation of Ag Scientists

Microscopes have become an integral component of youth education programs at the Noble Research Institute and throughout Oklahoma.

Scientists Explore Ways to Encourage Root Formation in Pecans, Legumes

Auxins, which are naturally found in plants, trigger root formation. Scientists are testing ways to improve how auxins are absorbed and used by plant cells.

Measuring the Hidden Half of Forages

Noble researchers are developing technologies that allow them to uncover roots and harness their ability to generate more nutrient-efficient, more resilient and more sustainable plant varieties.