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The Biotechnology (BIT) Program at NC State offers a wide variety of laboratory-based courses that cover core, in addition to emerging, aspects of molecular biology.

Robert M. Kelly, Director

Scott Witherow, NCSU Biotechnology postdoc

Featured course

BIT 495/595

Mapping the Brain

Brain Explore the potential of cutting-edge technology in modern neuroscience.

BIT 495/595

Virus Biotechnology: Pathogens to Therapeutics

Viurs Engineering viruses for biotechnology purposes; developing viral reagent products for biomedical and therapeutic uses.

BIT 495/595

Gene Manipulation in Zebrafish

Zebrafish Use genome editing and gene manipulation to alter gene expression and create transgenic zebrafish.


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Pump up the Protein Production

Researchers have genetically modified yeast to prevent it from metabolizing protein, leading to higher yields of industrially useful products. Cost-effective production of proteins will be essential to revolutionizing the future of healthcare and energy.