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Dhuru Patel portrait in graduation gown

May 4, 2021

A Healthy Pursuit

With scholarship support, College of Sciences senior Dhuru Patel embraced a range of academic, extracurricular and service opportunities that cemented his decision to pursue a medical career and his determination to give back. 

Nikhil Milind standing on a mountain overlooking the ocean

May 4, 2021

Nikhil Milind ’21 Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

After he graduates from NC State, Park Scholar Nikhil Milind will head to Stanford University to pursue a Ph.D. in genetics as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. 

A female student holds a COVID-19 test bag in front of a Mr. Wuf head sign that reads "Mask the Pack Up"

Apr 5, 2021

Protectors of the Pack

More than 220 students, including several in biological sciences, have volunteered to assist with NC State’s robust COVID-19 testing and surveillance program this spring. 

A graphic shows the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Graphic by the CDC.

Mar 24, 2021

Three Common Antiviral Drugs Potentially Effective Against COVID-19

Three commonly used antiviral and antimalarial drugs are effective in vitro at preventing replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Alice Lee

Mar 10, 2021

Applying Written Communication Skills in Biological Sciences

Alice Lee, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, explains the importance of writing skills for students in biological sciences. 

Sleeping newborn

Feb 22, 2021

Q&A: Phthalates and Child Brain Development

Neuroendocrinologist Heather Patisaul talks about how phthalates can impact developing brains. 

microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 viruses

Feb 15, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Self-Sterilizing Polymers Work Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. 

A street in Prague

Feb 15, 2021

Study Abroad Profile: Allie Denton

Meet Allie Denton, a junior in Biological Sciences who spent her first semester at NC State far from Raleigh. 

Eugene Cheung stands in front of a building.

Feb 4, 2021

In Era of COVID-19, Virtual Thesis Defenders Make the Most of It

NC State graduate students are taking advantage of the pandemic-necessitated virtual format to invite family and friends to attend their thesis and dissertation defenses. 

Gino Fernandes stands next to a tree with Talley Student Union in the background

Dec 1, 2020

Gino Fernandes: Microbiologist, Recording Artist, NC State Graduate

December microbiology graduate Gino Fernandes II has made the most of his opportunities at NC State, succeeding as a scientist and even starting his own record label.