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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. 

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… 

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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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Aug 18, 2020

Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different (Yes, Really)

Beer is changing. Because climate is changing the chemistry of hops and grain. 

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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. 

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. 

Jun 12, 2019

CCRP Research Involves 11 NC State Faculty

Eleven NC State faculty members — 10 of them in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are taking part in the $30 million interdisciplinary Collaborative Crop Resilience Project. 

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 […]