Spring 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.