Faculty Focus

Jun 12, 2018

How To Break Barriers In Science: Applied Ecology’s Martha Burford Reiskind

Research assistant professor Martha Burford Reiskind noticed that her Ph.D. students felt isolated as they worked on their dissertations. So she started the #45_15 Group, meeting weekly to combine dissertation writing and discussion. Topics range from research interests to professional challenges faced by the mostly female group.

Jun 8, 2018

Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions

Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers.

Apr 16, 2018

‘Drill Instructor Without the Yelling:’ Food Science’s Keith Harris

During his time in the Marine Corps Reserves and on active duty during Operation Desert Storm, Keith Harris learned an unlikely lesson: how to teach.

Apr 11, 2018

Faculty Focus: Teaching Kids that Space Rocks (and Has a Lot of Rocks)

Dr. Melissa Hendrickson of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics delivers a NASA program to young people that gives them the rare chance to touch a piece of outer space.

Mar 19, 2018

Faculty Focus: Humboldt Award-Winner Wayne Yuan

Fresh from winning the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s “Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers," Dr. Wayne Yuan sat down with us to answer a few quick questions about his work.

Feb 27, 2018

Faculty Focus: Gunter Gears Up for Yet Another Challenge

Chris Gunter talks about his unique role as an extension vegetable production specialist, researcher, teacher and, soon, administrator with NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science.

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.

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.

Jan 12, 2018

Faculty Focus: In Retirement, Larry Hancock Will Continue Helping 4-H’ers Open Windows on the World

As Larry Hancock retires, he reflects on his life-changing experiences with NC State Extension and its 4-H camping program.

Nov 28, 2017

A Lasting Legacy: Probiotics Pioneer Todd Klaenhammer Retires

If you’ve ever enjoyed a cup of yogurt, you’ve consumed millions of bacteria that are good for you. And Dr. Todd Klaenhammer's fingerprint is all over them.