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Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

Luke Gatiboni at the Tidewater Research Station

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

NC State Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study that relied on traditional research technologies and methods. But as of last week, that work is set 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. 

Josh Strable

Feb 1, 2021

Get to Know Molecular and Structural Biochemistry’s Josh Strable

Josh Strable joined the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in December 2020. He hopes to be a mentor and advocate for undergraduate students, especially first-generation college students like himself. 

A man standing in a lab by himself

Jan 25, 2021

Faculty Focus: Molecular and Structural Biochemistry’s Thomas Makris

Thomas Makris, who joined the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry in August as an associate professor, is pursuing enzyme research that could lead to better fuels, medicines and more. 

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.