CALS Genetic Engineering Expert: “The Biggest Battle Ahead is … Misinformation”
As genetic engineering grabs international headlines, CALS professor Fred Gould works to ensure clear and accurate communication with the public – and focus given to the greater good.
Before and After: CALS Renovation Nation
Laboratories that haven't been renovated since 1967? Not anymore. CALS' year of transformation isn't just about new construction, thanks to our visionary department heads.
Hunting the Mosquito Superhighway
Ph.D. student Emily Reed uses cutting-edge genetics to investigate the most aggressive invasive mosquito species in the world – and whether they're borrowing our infrastructure to spread.
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.
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.
“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 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.
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.
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.