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Author: Kristin Sargent

A black female researcher using a microscope in a lab

Dec 15, 2021

Arion Kennedy: Exploring the Effects of High Fructose Consumption on Liver Function

Having a personal love of food, NC State’s Arion Kennedy has always been fascinated with understanding how what we eat can affect our health. 

Michelle Sanders

Jun 29, 2021

Building a State of Prosperity

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders has always been passionate about two things: STEM education and serving others. The CALS alumnus shares her vision for creating a vibrant and inclusive economy for North Carolina. 

Jun 23, 2021

Solving Health Crises for a Better World

Four years after earning his doctorate at NC State, CALS alumnus Bradley Kearney joined the Army as a biochemist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to helping establish an award-winning diagnostic laboratory in Japan, he works as a medical planner to help provide the best possible health system for all Army operations. 

A plant experiencing phosphorus deficiency

May 27, 2021

Rellán-Álvarez Receives DOE Early Career Research Funding

Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, a professor in the Department of Molecular and structural Biochemistry was awarded the funding for his research on plant adaptation to abiotic stresses. 

Ethan Thompson

May 13, 2021

Ethan Thompson: Aiding Farmers Through Research

Ethan Thompson’s dream is to help farmers feed the growing population through applied research. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, the CALS graduate will work toward a doctorate in plant pathology. 

Josh Strable

Feb 1, 2021

Get to Know Molecular and Structural Biochemistry’s Josh Strable

Josh Strable joined the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in December 2020. He hopes to be a mentor and advocate for undergraduate students, especially first-generation college students like himself. 

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Jan 25, 2021

Faculty Focus: Molecular and Structural Biochemistry’s Thomas Makris

Thomas Makris, who joined the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry in August as an associate professor, is pursuing enzyme research that could lead to better fuels, medicines and more. 

A man kneeling with children in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Sep 29, 2020

Faculty Focus: Rellán-Álvarez Discusses Maize Research

Research by Rubén Rellán Álvarez and his lab focuses on understanding the genetic, metabolic and physiological mechanisms involved in maize adaptation to abiotic stresses. 

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Mar 30, 2020

Cancer Research Personal for CALS Student

Brianna Harvey, a double major in biochemistry and human biology, wants to be a catalyst in helping to find a cure for cancer. Her mission is a bit personal.