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Beyond Basic Biology

Our department focuses on interdisciplinary education and diverse research opportunities to explore some of the most pressing scientific issues facing our world.

Goodnight Spotlight: Mya McDowell

Goodnight Scholar Mya McDowell doesn’t believe in coincidences. Mya’s motto of “what’s for you will find you,” has followed her from the way she discovered her invitation to apply to the Goodnight Scholars Program to now, only one year away from NC State graduation. Read more.
Dhuru Patel, a recent graduate in biological sciences, is passionate about giving back. He’s been using what he’s learned at NC State in his job at a medical clinic and to help with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in the Raleigh area.

Nearly 500 Graduates

With over 500 graduates in 2021-2022, the Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest academic departments at NC State.

From active duty to cutting-edge research

Karl Hill (’23), Marine and Undergraduate, is leveraging every opportunity – from making transgenic zebrafish using CRISPR to a summer REU at Harvard.

A Leader in the Lab and the Legislature

Natalie Truby, a ’20 graduate in microbiology at NC State, stepped outside her science comfort zone to advocate for key rideshare safety legislation in North Carolina.

Legacy of Learning

For BioSci student Cassidy Davis and her father, NC State alumnus Hal Davis, the class ring tradition is bigger than their Wolfpack connection — it’s a family legacy.

Alumni Rings

BioSci Faculty Set the Standard for Teaching and Research

With experts in paleontology, genetics, toxicology, neuroscience, forensic morphology and many others, our faculty make major impacts on our students and the world.

Current and prospective students:

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