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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. Arnab Sengupta, a biotechnology instructor here at NC State, reported the structural organization of the ribosomal small subunit. Using a single-molecule correlated chemical probing strategy, RING-MaP, this paper describes how through-space communication changes within the ribosome upon antibiotic binding. Furthermore, RING-MaP is applied here to redefine the domain architecture of the ribosomal small-subunit. Image credits: Sengupta et. al., PLOS Biology, 2019.

New award! Congratulations to Dr. Dums for receiving a Postdoctoral Meeting Award to present his pedagogical work on growth mindset at the ASBMB 2021 National Meeting.

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.”

Re-designed course launched this fall: BIT 474/574: Plant Genetic Engineering

New publications: Dr. Arnab Sengupta published his research in the prestigious journal Nature Communications!

van der Stel, AX., Gordon, E.R., Sengupta, A. et al. Structural basis for the tryptophan sensitivity of TnaC-mediated ribosome stalling. Nat Commun 12, 5340 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-25663-8

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

Training hundreds of students from across campus…

Offering cutting-edge molecular biotechnology courses…

Mentoring versatile scientists in course-based and one-on-one research experiences

Leading innovative biotechnology education initiatives