Until We Meet Again
Ph.D. graduate Matthew Warren leaves the Prestage Department of Poultry Science with a legacy of nutrition research and peer mentoring at NC State. Though he's preparing for a new role at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he looks forward to crossing paths with his faculty mentors at NC State again.
Announcing the CALS Outstanding Senior Award Winners
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has honored four seniors for their scholarship, research and community engagement.
Through the Darkness to Shine a Light
To become the first in her family to earn a degree, Esmira Poladova persevered through tragedy and challenges and, as an NC State senior, even became an advocate for other underresourced students.
An Extraordinary Pathway to Success
After graduation, Goodnight Scholars Christian Williams and Oscar Molina are heading in different directions: vet school at the College of Veterinary Medicine and a role at Deutsche Bank. Both of these next steps were made possible through the Goodnight Scholars Program’s transfer pathway, created in 2017 to provide extraordinary opportunities for community college graduates across North Carolina.
An Extraordinary Opportunity in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Taylor Rhodes came to NC State as a Spring Connect student and took part in Student Transition Enrollment Advising and Mentoring (STEAM), a program to make higher education more accessible to rural students interested in majors related to agriculture. She then became the first-ever recipient of the Gordon Family Farm-to-Philanthropy Program scholarship established through a transformational gift from alumni Joseph and Deborah Kapp Gordon.
Goodnight Scholar Alex Rojas ’20 is applying skills developed in the scholarship program to an internship at BioMedomics, where he leads a team assembling and shipping out boxes of rapid COVID-19 tests.
What We Know – And Don’t – About Food Safety and COVID-19
As the world grapples with COVID-19, people have a lot of questions about how to best protect themselves. Many of those questions have to do with food. NC State experts Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, food science, and Ben Chapman, professor and food safety Extension specialist, address common questions.
Partner Profile: DSM
As doctors and scientists continue to study how the community of microbes that inhabit our gut impact human health, other researchers are exploring the importance of the gut microbiome on animals. Two institutions studying animal gut health and nutrition — NC State and DSM Nutritional Products, a global science-based company focused on nutrition, health and sustainable living — recently signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance their research partnership. Specific partners are the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
NC State Makes Strong Showing on ‘Power 100’ List
Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State donors and volunteers landed spots on Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which, according to the magazine, cites “influential folks who are making a significant impact in their enterprises, industries and, in many cases, the broader community.” Other were named to the magazine's supplemental “icons” list of senior business leaders.
Study Shows CRISPR Effectiveness Against Colitis Pathogen
Research at NC State demonstrates that the CRISPR-Cas system can be used to effectively target and eliminate specific gut bacteria, in this case Clostridioides difficile, the pathogen that causes colitis – a chronic, degenerative disease of the colon. In a proof-of-concept study published in the journal mBio, researchers including Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, were able to show pathogen reductions in experiments conducted both on the lab bench and in mice.