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.
For longer-lasting flowers and fruits, thank NC State’s Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler, 2020 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Student Spotlight: “I Enjoy the Challenge of Solving Problems”
Biochemistry Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder conducts cutting-edge protein research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory – the experience of a lifetime, she says – that has implications for drug development and human health.
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.