Miller, Eric (Eric) S.

Plant and Microbial Biology
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Miller has served as interim head of the department since 2007. He joined the N.C. State faculty as an assistant professor in 1986, was promoted to associate professor in 1992 and to full professor in 2002. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from California State University, Chico and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Prior to joining the N.C. State faculty, he held a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he worked with National Academy of Sciences member Larry Gold from 1983 to 1986. Miller also was a European Molecular Biology Organization Fellow in 1986 and 1987, working with Nobel Prize Laureate Sydney Brenner in the United Kingdom. His research focuses on the genomics of bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria and are commonly known as phages. Areas of inquiry include developing biotechnology applications related to phages and phage products, functional microbial genomics and RNA diversity. In the academic arena, Miller teaches graduate level microbial genetics and with Dr. Susan Carson, teaching assistant professor of plant biology, delivers an innovative introductory course in genomics that uses phages to teach students about DNA and the techniques used to extract information from the genetic code.

  Bioinformatics | Ecology | Biochemistry | Microbiology | Molecular Biology | Plant Bioactives | Soil Microbiology | Systematics and Taxonomy | Food Safety | Plant Pathology
Country(s) of experience:
  Brazil | France | Mexico | United Kingdom
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Advisor for international students
  Tolyporphin tetrapyrroles from cyanobacteria
01/01/2016 - 01/01/2025
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Institutional Partner:
  Genetic analysis of Aeromicrobium erythreum
01/01/1986 - 12/31/1987
Funding Agency/Sponsor: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
Institutional Partner: Medical Research Council (MRC), UK