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Author: Chelsea Kellner

Sayan Chakraborty, Biochem, smiles in a lab.

Jul 15, 2019

Easing Suffering Through Biochemistry: Sayan Chakraborty

Inspired by volunteer work, Sayan Chakraborty is on a quest for ever-better medicines. 

CALS Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder and CALS professor of biochemistry FLora Meilleur stand in front of a complicated machine at ORNL.

Apr 2, 2019

“Like Taking Apart A Tiny Machine”: Biochemistry’s Gabriela Schroder

South African Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder encourages students not to be intimidated by biochemistry. It’s “like looking under the hood of a car,” she says. 

CALS' Flora Meilleur and Gabriela Schroder in the Oak Ridge National Laboratories working with the world's largest neutron source.

Mar 26, 2019

Chasing Better Biofuels: Biochemistry’s Flora Meilleur

Imagine that every day, your job is to use one of the most intense beams of neutrons in the world to figure out solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. That’s Flora Meilleur’s career. An associate professor […] 

NC State CALS student researcher Jordan Wood

Apr 26, 2017

What Should Elephants Eat?

Every six weeks, animal science graduate student Jordan Wood’s research requires a trip to the zoo. The project: understand how native tree species could be used to supplement the diet of the North Carolina Zoo’s African elephants. 

APVMA conference at CALS NCSU

Apr 24, 2017

Animal Science Partnership Nabs National Symposium

About 600 pre-veterinary students and 30 advisors from 77 colleges and universities across the United States attended the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association Symposium, traveling from as far away as Oregon and Puerto Rico to engage in hands-on labs and lectures on current veterinary topics. 

CALS student Dedreanna Scott is dancing with the NCSU Dance Company this Thursday

Apr 4, 2017

CALS Student Scientists Dance – With Research

CALS students push themselves beyond traditional science classes, and in turn, find fresh perspective and a much-needed outlet for stress relief and creative thinking. 

Little girl on tractor at CALS Farm Animal Days

Mar 23, 2017

Five Things To Know About Farm Animal Days 2017

Maybe you’re a longtime Farm Animal Days expert. Maybe you’ve already picked your date and registered online (though you don’t have to register in order to attend), and all that’s left is to decide whether you’ll try roping a cow right away, or go straight for the free Howling Cow ice cream. 

Dr. Rob Dunn just published a new book about the risks of lack of biodiversity in food.

Mar 17, 2017

Yes, We Might Have No Bananas

Rob Dunn’s newest book, “Never Out of Season,” examines the risks of a lack of biodiversity in our food supply. Dunn is a professor in the Department of Applied Ecology. 

CALS alumni Rachel Grantham is now an agronomist at Smithfield.

Mar 6, 2017

AgPack Strong: Rachel Grantham’s Advice to Students

During her time at CALS, Smithfield’s Rachel Grantham learned a lot about agricultural business management, networking – and the importance of keeping an open mind in your career. 

CALS Animal Science major Kristen Hasegawa

Mar 1, 2017

Student Spotlight: From Hawaii to the Brickyard

Kristin Hasegawa traveled more than 4,600 miles from home to pursue her dream. Now a sophomore animal science major, she considers CALS her second home.