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Sep 15, 2021

Meet Becca!

Meet Becca Selby, one the Biotechnology Program’s newest hires! She’s our new lab manager, and is excited to join the program in supporting and training students. Becca got her Bachelor’s… 

Apr 23, 2021

From Biotechnology Courses to an Industry Job

Though the Biotechnology Program’s classes are often directly applicable to students’ future jobs, it can be hard to envision yourself utilizing the techniques and processes you’re learning. To find out… 

Mar 19, 2021

Meet Dr. Hasley!

Dr. Andrew Hasley, one of the Biotechnology Program’s newest hires, is evidence of just how much variation there is in the biotech field. His path was, in his own words,… 

Feb 19, 2021

Meet Dr. Sjogren!

As an undergraduate student, I often meet people and think, “This is who I want to be when I grow up.” When I first logged on to my interview with… 

Jan 20, 2021

From Eugenics to Genetic Engineering: the Evolution of Scientific Racism

Angela Saini, author of Superior: the Return of Race Science, joined NC State professors Dr. Terri Long and Dr. Blair Kelley on a panel discussion in early October to discuss her… 

Nov 6, 2020

How a New Podcast is Making STEM Accessible: Queer Science! is Breaking Boundaries

A few months ago, NC State graduate Bri and current student R launched Queer Science!, a podcast dedicated to making science accessible and elevating the voices of those who are traditionally… 

Oct 31, 2020

Overcoming Adversity: Themes in the L.W. Parks Lectureship in Microbiology

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the LW Parks Lectureship in Microbiology, which is hosted annually by the Microbiology Department and features fascinating microbiology research. The… 

Oct 23, 2020

RNA World: Helping Students Gain an Edge in a Rapidly Expanding Industry

In most biology classes, the discussion around RNA goes something like this: “DNA makes RNA. The three types of RNA are mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA. These RNA molecules make proteins.… 

Oct 5, 2020

Meet Dr. Dums!

It was obvious that I was in luck as soon as I signed onto the Zoom call to talk to Dr. Jacob Dums (he/him/his), the newest addition to the Biotechnology…