AgPack Strong: Pursuing a “Career of Exciting Research”
After a career in the military, Jim Noah found his home as a Ph.D. student at NC State. During that time, the self-described lifelong learner became passionate about biochemistry.
Faculty Focus: Fighting to Save Cassava
Trino Ascencio-Ibanez and his colleagues are hard at work – with the help of two major grants – protecting the food supply for an entire continent.
Outstanding December Graduate: William Brad O’Dell
The first in his family to earn a college degree (and a Ph.D.), Brad O'Dell is an accomplished scientist who has big goals for his future.
CALS Grad Students Among “Three Minute Thesis” Finalists
Two CALS graduate students are among 10 finalists who will compete in the Graduate School’s third annual Three Minute Thesis competition on Oct. 31 at the Hunt Library. Come cheer them on!
Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project
Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.
‘On Your Mark, Get Set’: Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production
Researchers from NC State and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used a combination of X-ray and neutron crystallography to determine the detailed atomic structure of a specialized fungal enzyme. Their findings could lead to improved computational models that will further guide industrial applications for cleaner forms of energy.
$1 Million NSF Grant Launches Unique Master’s Program at NC State
A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable the college to create a new interdisciplinary master’s program for students from underrepresented groups.
Student Spotlight: Aalia Shariff
Biochemistry major and aspiring physician Aalia Shariff says that attending NC State was the best decision she could have made for her higher education journey.
Simpson Named Biochemistry Department Head
Dr. Melanie Simpson, widely recognized as a top researcher on prostate cancer, will join NC State as the new head of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry.
Gates Foundation Grant Fuels NC State Study of Devastating Crop Disease
An ongoing NC State University partnership to defeat a disease of a key African food crop got a boost recently when the project received a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.