Tuskegee enters alliance with agricultural genotyping center

This agreement will help Tuskegee students and the NAGC’s technical capabilities. | File photo

A license agreement signed this month between Tuskegee University and the National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NACG) is designed to provide the NACG with the best technology for testing food safety. 

In addition to the technology, Tuskegee students will also receive research experience and career development they may not otherwise receive in such capacity. The agreement was made possible with the support of the Department of Homeland Security.

“This agreement both improves NAGC’s technical capabilities and helps it move forward in its mission of providing educational opportunities and work experience to the researchers of tomorrow,” National Corn Growers Association Director of Research Dr. Richard Vierling said. “Yet, this is only one step in our ongoing efforts to create concrete pathways that help bring diversity and excellence to our field. Today, we have improved the center’s ability to efficiently, accurately assess food safety. In the long run, we hope to improve the field of agricultural research as a whole.”

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