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Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

Tiayonna Liska standing in her home garden holding a basket

Oct 12, 2020

‘The Best Decision’

Experiences at NC State lead CALS alumna Tiayonna Liska on an unlikely path to educational entrepreneurship. 

A man kneeling with children in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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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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. 

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Feb 14, 2020

Long-Lasting Freshness

For longer-lasting flowers and fruits, thank NC State’s Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler, 2020 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

Biochemistry Ph.D. candidate Sayan Chakraborty

Jul 10, 2019

Easing Suffering Through Biochemistry: Sayan Chakraborty

Inspired by his time working in an HIV clinic, Sayan Chakraborty is on a biochemistry-based quest for ever-better medicines to ease human suffering. 

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 – On The World’s Most Intense Neutron Beam

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 Associate Professor of Biochemistry Flora Meilleur’s career. 

Male scientists holding an award in a lab

Jan 14, 2019

Global Research Outreach in Nairobi: Biochemistry’s Jose Ascencio-Ibanez

Teaching Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Jose Ascencio-Ibanez recently attended a one-week outreach initiative in Nairobi, Kenya. The goal: partner with international researchers to help identify drivers of viral evolution infecting cassava plants, an important staple crop. 

Wellington Ekaya of BecA-ILRI Hub; Linda Hanley-Bowdoin and George Kennedy of NC State at NSF-PIRES project launch

Aug 22, 2018

Partner Profile: BecA-ILRI Hub

CALS researchers Linda Hanley-Bowdoin and Trino Ascencio-Ibanez launched an international partnership through the Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub focused on studying the evolution of Cassava mosaic disease. 

NC State student Serene Ahmad

May 8, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Serene Ahmad

Serene Ahmad jokes that “senioritis” has set in full-force. It’s no wonder the accomplished student is ready for a break – her NC State career is packed with scholarly achievements and extracurricular activities.