Dr. Holmes has been PI on 2 NIH Grants (EARDA and Bridges) and Co-PI on 2 NSF grants (Partnerships for Innovation, and ATE). In addition I have had numerous biotechnology grants through the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and North Carolina Space Grant. I have been teaching bioprocessing and other biotechnology courses at UNC Pembroke for 25 years. I was on the team that planned and built the UNCP Biotechnology Research and Training Center and given the honor to “cut the ribbon” on March 13, 2009. My research is based at the Sartorius-stedim Fermentation Lab, at the Center. I have directed or collaborated with undergraduates, teachers, community college instructors, post-doctoral students and visiting international scientists. I have contributed to a fermentation technology training manual used in an IARI National Training Program, Delhi 2011. Many of my collaborations have resulted in peer-reviewed publications.