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“Molecular Biotechnology comprises a set of universal
laboratory skills that complement academic preparation
in disciplines impacted by the life sciences.”

DR. ROBERT M. KELLY, DIRECTOR

Molecular Biotechnology Education

The Biotechnology Program (BIT) at NC State University.

About the image: Dr. Carly Sjogren, a biotechnology instructor here at NC State, launched an online module: Comparative Plant Transcriptomics (CPT). Rose Krebs, former BIT student and lab research assistant, took this beautiful photo of a sunflower for the course.

New post: Dr. Carly Sjogren wrote about “Fostering Belonging in STEM Classrooms with Open Pedagogy” as part of the Office of Faculty Excellence Faculty Forum. Read more here.

Virtual labs! Congratulations to Dr. Dums and Dr. Srougi for leading the effort on the creation of virtual labs for BIT 410/510.

Career: Dr. Thomas Lentz, a postdoctoral scholar in BIT from 2014 to 2017, was recently interviewed by Peter Coward for the Science Lives podcast.

Two new courses launched this spring: BIT 495/595: Comparative Plant Genomics designed by Dr. Carly Sjogren and BIT 495/595 Environmental DNA Analysis and Applications designed by Dr. Andrew Hasley.

New DELTA Course Design Grant:  The BIT team received a DELTA Course Design Grant to develop an online BIT 410/510 course: EASEE Enhancing Access to Science Through Equitable online Education.”

Collaborations: BIT leads a multi-institution project to expand Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory Education Modules (MBLEMs) with five partner institutions.