Category: Spring 2019

Biochem Ph.D. candidate Sayan Chakraborty working in a lab with blue gloves on.

Jul 10, 2019

Easing Suffering Through Biochemistry: Sayan Chakraborty

Inspired by his time volunteering in an HIV clinic, Sayan Chakraborty is on a biochemistry-based quest for ever-better medicines to ease human suffering.

CALS Poultry Science's Marissa Herchler in the lab

Apr 1, 2019

Science, Translated: Go With Your Gut

Poultry Science's Marissa Herchler explains how she uses deep-learning algorithms to study turkey diets – and might just help your stomach ache.

CALS' Bill Aimutis, of the NC Food Innovation Lab

Apr 1, 2019

“A Million Decisions A Week”: 5 Questions With NCFIL’s Bill Aimutis

The director of the new North Carolina Food Innovation Laboratory dishes on his big dream for the facility, its potential economic impact and more.

CALS' Rob Dunn

Apr 1, 2019

CALS Book Club: Applied Ecology’s Rob Dunn

Applied Ecology Professor Rob Dunn knows what lurks in the depths of your basement. With the top-selling science author's new book, now you can, too.

NC 4-H's Sadie helps after Hurricane Florence

Apr 1, 2019

4-H’ers Help Heal After Hurricane

From dramatic animal rescues to overwhelmingly successful children's book drives, our state's 4-H'ers lived up to their motto after Hurricane Florence: clear thinking, greater loyalty – and larger service.

NC State CALS' Food Science's Fred Jimenez knows everybody

Apr 1, 2019

I Am CALS: Fred Jimenez Knows (Almost) Everything

Longtime CALS employee Fred Jimenez wrangles budgets, organizes events and serves as an unofficial CALS search engine in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science.

Alamance County's Lisa Glosson, smiling, in the paddock with two of her cattle.

Apr 1, 2019

How A Widow Saved A Family Farm (With A Little Help From Extension)

High school sweethearts David and Lisa Glosson were partners in everything from 4-H leadership to dancing the two-step. Then he passed away, leaving her heartbroken – and worried she’d lose the 35-acre cattle farm that had been in his family for generations.

Here are all the new professors hired in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' recent hiring push – the biggest in college history

Mar 28, 2019

Meet Our New Faculty

We're in our final year of the most aggressive hiring phase in CALS history. It's a three-year push to bring in 90 new faculty members – almost a third of our faculty total. Here's our first 74.

Mar 27, 2019

The New Face of Biochemistry at CALS

Crystal growth chambers. Smoke billowing from cauldrons where there is no fire. Students revealing secrets of the visible world by influencing the invisible. CALS’ own Hogwarts, housed in Polk Hall? Nope. CALS’ own Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry – undergoing a transformation of its own.