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Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

Tesosinte mexicana in a field.

Jun 30, 2022

Borrowed Gene Helps Maize Adapt to High Elevations, Cold Temperatures

An important flowering time gene that has origins in a Mexican highlands crop is a precursor to modern-day corn. 

two female graduates at carter finley stadium

May 17, 2022

‘Whatever You Need, I’m There’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Emily and Alyssa

Brought together by the saxophone section, best friends reminisce on their time in Carter-Finley Stadium. 

a man in a research lab smiling

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. 

A black female researcher using a microscope in a lab

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. 

Luke Gatiboni views his soil fertility research plot at the Tidewater Research Station

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study relying on traditional research technologies and methods. That work is about to get amplified at nearly every level. 

Machelle Baker Sanders

Jun 29, 2021

Building a State of Prosperity

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders has always been passionate about two things: STEM education and serving others. The CALS alumnus shares her vision for creating a vibrant and inclusive economy for North Carolina. 

A rice field in the Philippines.

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. 

Brad Kearney in his Army uniform

Jun 23, 2021

Solving Health Crises for a Better World

Four years after earning his doctorate, CALS alumnus Bradley Kearney joined the Army as a biochemist. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he's providing the best possible health system for all Army operations. 

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. 

Ethan Thompson standing at the entryway of NC State's Free Expression tunnel.

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.