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Category: Students

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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. 

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. 

Oct 12, 2020

Biochemistry Master’s Students Ahead of the Curve

Ashley Campos jokes that she did things backwards. It’s more accurate to say she was ahead of the curve. Eager to be among the first in NC State’s Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Master’s Program (IBMP) in 2018, she filled out the application last, after doing interviews and taking the GRE. “Fortunately, everything worked out, and it has been… 

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. 

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Dec 18, 2018

Provost’s Professional Experience Program

The Provost's Professional Experience Program (PEP) was created by the Office of the Provost and is administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA).  The program aims to create meaningful campus student employment opportunities with particular emphasis on expanding research opportunities and career development for undergraduate students. 

Biochemistry Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Mar 13, 2018

Student Spotlight: “I Enjoy the Challenge of Solving Problems”

Biochemistry Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder conducts cutting-edge protein research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory – the experience of a lifetime, she says – that has implications for drug development and human health. 

Brad Odell in the lab.

Dec 15, 2017

Outstanding December Graduate: William Brad O’Dell

The first in his family to earn a college degree (and a Ph.D.), Brad O'Dell is an accomplished scientist who has big goals for his future. 

Feb 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Aalia Shariff

Biochemistry major and aspiring physician Aalia Shariff says that attending NC State was the best decision she could have made for her higher education journey.