P4 Summer Program

Date: July 28, 2021

The P4 program is designed to develop the next generation of data-savvy food animal production professionals, extension associates, and researchers. P4 fellows learn how to apply data-driven analytics and problem-solving to address issues surrounding global intensification of poultry and swine production. The program is led by North Carolina State University in partnership with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT). Kylie Brock from North Carolina State University and Sade Ford from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University were participated in this summer program under the supervision of Dr. Mulumebet Worku and Dr. Hamid Ismail. Both students spent the summer studying the gene expression in treated white blood cells and the bioinformatics of the involved genes. They used several analytic bioinformatics tools and programs, including software for gene expression and R programming language.