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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

Genome Engineering: CRISPR Technology

Crisprimage Offering two sections next Spring... Learn to use the systems that are revolutionizing the field of genome editing!

BIT 495/595

Virus Biotechnology: Pathogens to Therapeutics

Viurs This popular class returns for Spring 2016! Learn to engineer viruses and develop viral reagent products for biomedical and therapeutic uses.



    Thursday, October 29 at The McKimmon Center. Seminars starting at 1:30p. Featured guest speakers include Jeff Dangl, UNC-Chapel Hill; Anne Yoder,Duke Lemur Center; and Fred Gould, NC State.

  • BITS-check it out!

    Oerlogo1 BITS is a new open education resource (OER) containing unique presentations of information on biotechnology-related topics, all created and evaluated by students. Click the BITS link above!

  • Now Available...

    Biotechnology Graduate Certificate! If you are not eligible for the BIT minor but want biotechnology experience, check out the MINORS AND CERTIFICATE link above for information and requirements.

The latest in biotechnology

Live Science

New Type of Prion Implicated in Neurodegenerative Disease

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, similar to the misfolded proteins found to cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or “mad cow” disease, in cattle, and so-called “variant” CJD in humans who consumed BSE-contaminated beef or other tissues.