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Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

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Apr 23, 2024

Illuminating Science

With support from the new Harold Swaisgood Biochemistry Mentorship Fund, Hali Harwood has spent her final undergraduate year at NC State researching a genetic mutation linked to a developmental disorder and two forms of cancer. 

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Mar 18, 2024

Domesticating Duckweed, 300 Samples at a Time

What does it take to domesticate a plant? Ryan Sartor is creating unique systems for testing duckweed, an aquatic plant that grows on wastewater. 

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Feb 21, 2024

CALS Alumna is Carving Her Own Path

Alumna Ondulla Toomer has made a career of solving scientific problems and in so doing hopes to encourage other women and people of color to do the same. 

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Jun 21, 2023

Four Incoming CALS Students Named Park Scholars

The four students were selected for the Park Scholarship out of more than 3,400 applicants. 

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Jun 14, 2023

Colleen Doherty Wins Fulbright Award to Study Phytomining in England

Doherty will study how plants can be used to mine rare earth elements during a six-month Fulbright Award at the University of York this winter. 

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Apr 20, 2023

Naudia McKoy Wins Spirit of the Village Award

McKoy received the Spirit of the Village Award for her involvement in the Honors Village for 2023. 

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Mar 29, 2023

10 CALS Faculty Named 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

The program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. 

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Feb 27, 2023

Alumna Gains Confidence for Medical Career at NC State

Biochemistry alumna Malone Friedman is enrolled in a training program where she will earn her M.D. and Ph.D. with a goal of treating pediatric patients and conducting medical research. 

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Dec 9, 2022

Prepared for a Bold Future

Aanandi Munshi graduates this December with a master's degree in biochemistry and plans to become a doctor. 

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Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population.