Category: Research

Sep 24, 2019

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.

Lab renovation in progress

Sep 24, 2019

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.

CALS Ph.D. candidate Emily Reed stands boldly in front of a gas station, giant mosquito trap on one hip, gazing into the future.

Sep 24, 2019

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.

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.

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.