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Category: Faculty and Staff

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Mar 31, 2022

A ‘Direct, Hands-On Research Experience’ for Undergraduate Students

In one of Trino Ascencio-Ibanez's recent publications, five out of the 11 authors were undergraduate students from the Biochemistry Undergraduate Research and Training Program. 

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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. 

a rice field

Jun 29, 2021

Hot Nights Confuse Circadian Clocks in Rice, Hurting Crop Yields

Hotter nights are curbing crop yields for rice. New research helps us understand why. 

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. 

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. 

Melanie Simpson in her lab

Feb 21, 2018

Faculty Focus: Cancer Researcher Aims to Alleviate Suffering

Melanie Simpson, head of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, is internationally recognized for her research on mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and metastasis. But it’s her determination and passion for her work that continue to move her research forward. 

CALS students Vanessa Ly, Yamilex Rosado and Gabriel Autry (in white coats, from left to right) work with biochemist Jose "Trino" Ascencio-Ibanez to learn more about the virus that causes Cassava Mosaic Disease.

Feb 2, 2018

Faculty Focus: Fighting to Save Cassava

Trino Ascencio-Ibanez and his colleagues are hard at work – with the help of two major grants – protecting the food supply for an entire continent.