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Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Hitchhiker at the side of a raod.

Nov 25, 2022

Genetic ‘Hitchhikers’ Can Be Directed Using CRISPR

NC State researchers use CRISPR to make large-scale genetic changes to bacteria by co-opting a natural process. 

Giuseppe Valacchi and Colin Kay standing in front of trees

Nov 13, 2022

NC State Names New Murdock Distinguished Professors

Colin Kay and Giuseppe Valacchi, professors at the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) in Kannapolis, have been named David H. Murdock Distinguished Professors. 

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Nov 9, 2022

In Ironic Twist, CRISPR System Used to Befuddle Bacteria

NC State researchers flip the script by engineering a virus to carry a CRISPR system to change a bacterium’s genes. 

NC State running back Demarcus Jones on the football field

Nov 1, 2022

Pack Running Back Gains Yardage in Nutrition Science

Demarcus Jones, a running back for the NC State Wolfpack and a senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, found his passion for nutrition at a young age. He also sees his future degree as a way to stay involved with football. 

Caitlin Boon at the CALS Alumni Awards

Oct 28, 2022

Food Safety a ‘Labor of Love’ for CALS Alumna

Improving our food system is a priority for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Caitlin Boon. A former employee with the Food and Drug Administration, Boon is now ready to tackle new challenges as she continues to keep our food safe and healthy. 

Two people in white lab coats and hair nets work at machinery. Packets of orange puree are in the foreground.

Oct 21, 2022

NC State Spinout Company Seeks to Spark Innovation, Fight Food Waste

SinnovaTek, a company co-founded by an NC State professor and one of his former students, helps small-scale entrepreneurs get products to market while curbing food waste from farms. 

NC State twirler Claudia Swauger during a football game halftime performance

Oct 13, 2022

Carter-Finley to the Netherlands: Claudia Swauger Twirls Her Way to the Top

CALS student Claudia Swauger is one of the first NC State twirlers to compete overseas. She came back with four gold medals. 

Sarah Ash leaning against a tree

Oct 4, 2022

Giving Back to Her Pack

Professor Emerita Sarah Ash supports students and fellow faculty through gifts to the university. 

a young woman in a purple cover gown in a lab

Sep 20, 2022

Contamination Detective

As a former culinary instructor, graduate student Riya Magiya wanted to better understand the science behind keeping food healthy and safe. 

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Sep 12, 2022

Do All Commercial Sanitizers Work Against Norovirus? 

Of four sanitizers studied, three had little effect on human norovirus.