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Oct 6, 2011

Mackay wins North Carolina award

Dr. Trudy Mackay is among a group of distinguished North Carolinians who will receive the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor the state bestows, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the N. C. Museum of History. 

Sep 28, 2011

Fly aggression involves complicated gene networks

Fruit fly aggression is correlated with smaller brain parts, involves complex interactions between networks of important genes, and often cannot be controlled with mood-altering drugs like lithium. Those are the results of a painstaking study conducted by researchers at N.C. State University and colleagues in Belgium. 

Sep 8, 2011

David Higgins: Figuring out flower development

This CALS senior and recipient of a national undergraduate research fellowship isn't content to leave scientific questions unanswered. With plant geneticist Dr. Bob Franks, he's been studying how flowers develop. 

Jul 12, 2011

N.C. State researchers to study genetics of heat tolerance in poultry

Poultry science researchers at N.C. State University and two other institutions are hoping to learn more about the genetic traits and responses that could help poultry better cope with heat stress. Such knowledge will help poultry producers around the world plan for rising temperatures from global climate change. 

Apr 8, 2011

N.C. Research Campus, Davidson College students collaborate on blueberry genome sequencing project

Dr. Allan Brown, assistant professor with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is leading the effort to sequence the blueberry genome. Seven Davidson College undergraduates, in a course led by biology professor Dr. A. Malcolm Campbell, have been given a sneak peek at a portion of the berry’s DNA. 

Mar 22, 2011

New plant breeding technology is topic of Wernsman Lecture

Geoff Graham, senior director of North America Maize Product Development for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., will deliver the 11th annual Earl A. Wernsman Seminar on April 8, 2 p.m., in 216 Mann Hall, N.C. State University. The student-arranged lecture is sponsored by the Crop Science Graduate Student Association. 

Feb 23, 2011

Atchley awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

One of the the most prestigious awards granted by the governor of North Carolina, the order is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. 

Feb 18, 2011

CALS alumnus appointed to the Society of Fellows at Harvard University

Julien Ayroles, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Genetics, will investigate one of the most fundamental goals in modern biology -- to understand the relationship between genotypic and phenotypic variation. 

Aug 26, 2010

Two new CALS degree programs have begun: Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Master of Environmental Assessment

The selection of degrees to pursue has increased by two for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University -- a bachelor of science degree in genetics and a master’s degree in environmental assessment. The new degree in genetics will be the first major in genetics in the UNC system. The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree is designed as a completely online degree. 

Jul 29, 2010

Nathan Bihlmeyer: Goldwater Scholar explores ‘infinite possibilities’

"What really got me interested in genetics is the fact that the results are tangible and what you get to work with allows for almost an infinite amount of possibility," says Nathan Bihlmeyer, a biochemistry undergraduate who received the prestigious Goldwater 2010 Scholarship. He hopes to become a human genetics researcher.