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Graduate Alum, Researcher Wins Prestigious Prize

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Rodolphe Barangou (Bill Baverstock photo, University Communications)

-Written by Mick Kulikowski

Rodolphe Barrangou, an NC State professor, graduate alumnus and pioneer of the discovery of the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. Barrangou earned a master’s degree in food science and a Ph.D. in genomics from NC State; his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the Rene Descartes University in Paris, France; a master’s degree in biological engineering from the University of Technology in Compiegne, France; and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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