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Sep 29, 2022

Late Microbiologist Honored With Memorial Endowment

An endowed scholarship established in honor of the late microbiologist and NC State alumnus Carl Cerniglia will help support undergraduate and graduate microbiology students. 

New York's World Trade Center Towers in the 1970s. Photo by History in HD on Unsplash.

Sep 12, 2022

Born on 9/11

For some NC State students — including Sciences students — and their families, Sept. 11 is deeply personal. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 7, 2022

Elevated Cholesterol Found in GenX Exposure Study Participants

Professor Jane Hoppin's research showed that elevated levels of PFAS were associated with higher cholesterol in the blood of study participants. 

Aug 26, 2022

Most Human and Neanderthal Interbreeding ‘Took Place in Africa and Iraq’

"By evaluating facial morphology, we can trace how populations moved and interacted over time," said Ann Ross, a professor of biological sciences at NC State. "And the evidence shows us that the Near East was an important crossroads, both geographically and in the context of human evolution." 

Cathrine Hoyo

Aug 25, 2022

From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments. 

View of the Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Research Lab at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Aug 24, 2022

Making Science Communication Make Sense

A partnership between NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is opening new windows on the world of science communication. 

lifelike sculpture of a powerfully built neandertal man with a broad brow, brown hair and beard

Aug 23, 2022

Study of Ancient Skulls Sheds Light on Human Interbreeding With Neandertals

Research by Ann Ross, a professor of biological sciences, supports the hypothesis that much of this interbreeding took place in the region ranging from North Africa to Iraq. 

The Belltower provides a backdrop for colorful fall leaves.

Aug 22, 2022

Meet Our Newest Faculty

Meet the College of Sciences’ newest faculty members. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 15, 2022

Statistical Tool Finds ‘Gaps’ in DNA Data Sets Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Jeff Thorne, a professor of biological sciences and statistics, explains how a simple statistical test could help evolutionary biologists avoid bias in analyses. 

Aug 15, 2022

Report: More People Should Be Tested for Potential Exposure to ‘Forever Chemicals’

Jane Hoppin, a professor of biological sciences and director of NC State's Center for Human Health and the Environment, is part of a group of researchers seeking to provide clinicians with guidance on how to address the impact of PFAS.