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Bruce Schulte working on a fence

Jun 10, 2024

Biologist Schulte Named Head of Biological Sciences at NC State

Schulte joins NC State from Western Kentucky University, where he has been serving as associate vice president for strategy, performance and accountability and university distinguished professor.

2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium winners

Apr 9, 2024

Winners Named for 2024 Graduate Research Symposium

Three Sciences graduate students were in the top 27 performers at the 17th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on April 3.

Memorial Belltower

Feb 9, 2024

Neuroscientist Christa Baker Wins C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at NC State, has received the C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy from the American Association for Anatomy. 

Dinos in the woods

Nov 7, 2023

Dig This: ‘Neglected’ Dinosaur Had Super Senses

The thescelosaurus neglectus dinosaur may have been a wallflower, but a CT scan of its skull reveals some hidden superpowers.

a student presenting a research poster

Oct 18, 2023

PEP Makes an Impact

Two students from the Department of Biological Sciences discuss the impact the Provost's Professional Experience program has had on their academic and professional trajectory.

Michael Brennan stands in the National Hurricane Center's broadcast studio.

Aug 31, 2023

From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

The NC State Belltower on a fall day. Photo by Marc Hall

Aug 29, 2023

Meet Our Newest Faculty

Get to know the extraordinary scientists joining the college's faculty, and find out why they’re excited to join the Wolfpack.

Aug 23, 2023

Sabertooth Secrets: Did These Ancient Beasts Purr or Roar?

When a sabertooth tiger called out, what sound did it produce – a powerful roar or a deep purr? Recent research from North Carolina State University delved into the evidence supporting each theory, discovering that the answer might be more complex than initially believed – and that it could depend on the shape of a few small bones.

Aug 23, 2023

Mighty Sabertooth Tigers May Have Purred Like Kittens

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If the mighty Ice Age sabertooth tiger called out in a forest, and no one was around to hear it, did it even make a sound? A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer that philosophical question by investigating if sabertooth cats had a throaty purr or a mighty roar. They found that tiny bones in the tiger’s throat might present a more nuanced answer.

Aug 21, 2023

NC State Researcher Discovers New, Unique Plant-Eating Dinosaur

“Finding Iani was a streak of luck,” said Lindsay Zanno, an associate research professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NC State. “We knew something like it lived in this ecosystem because isolated teeth had been collected here and there, but we weren’t expecting to stumble upon such a beautiful skeleton, especially from this time in Earth’s history. Having a nearly complete skull was invaluable for piecing the story together.”