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Image of DELTA 2018-2019 DELTA Faculty Fellows in the CTI lobby. Standing left to right: James McConnell, Melissa Ramirez, Stacy Supak, and Justin Post.

Sep 25, 2018

DELTA Welcomes New Class of Faculty Fellows

DELTA is excited to welcome four new Faculty Fellows for the 2018-2019 cycle. James McConnell, Justin Post, Melissa Ramirez and Stacy Supak will partner with DELTA to share teaching with technology best practices through a variety of activities. The four new Fellows will join Angie Smith who is continuing her grant through summer 2019. 

Sep 17, 2018

Noah Riley

Interview with Noah Riley BA in Biological Sciences Minors in Japanese, Genetics, and Biotechnology Anticipated Graduation:  May 2019 What is your proudest accomplishment as an NC State student? Spending the summer of 2017 doing research at the National Institutes of Health with the Amgen Scholars Program, studying bacterial serotonin transporters and health disparities. What do you… 

Apr 19, 2018

Krishna Patel

Interview with Krishna Patel BS in Biological Sciences, concentration in Human Biology Minor in Forensic Science Anticipated Graduation: May, 2018 GPA 4.0 Fun facts about Krishna: She is fluent in the Gujarati language. What is your proudest accomplishment as an NC State student? My proudest accomplishment would have to be managing multiple extracurricular responsibilities while maintaining… 

Apr 19, 2018

Rachel Walter

Interview with Rachel Walter BS in Biological Sciences, concentration in Human Biology BA in Foreign Languages & Literatures, Spanish Language and Literature concentration Anticipated Graduation: May, 2018 GPA 3.97 Fun facts about Rachel: Rachel has studied abroad in Spain and volunteered in Ecuador. What is your proudest accomplishment as an NC State student? I’m happiest when… 

Mar 14, 2018

David Watts

Interview with David Q. Watts BS in Zoology Anticipated Graduation: May 2018 Meet David: I’m a nontraditional student who left my career hoping to find something I could do to benefit the whole world and not just one country. Thinking medical school might be an option, I began taking science courses. After not getting into… 

Feb 27, 2018

Meeting the Demand for BioSci Undergraduate Research

By Jerry LeBlanc The department of Biological Sciences is true to the mission of a major research institution with more than 30 active research laboratories that delve into cutting-edge issues ranging from the workings of the brain to the harm caused by chemicals in our environment. This abundance and diversity provides opportunity for undergraduate students… 

Feb 27, 2018

Teaching Faculty Spotlight: Alice Lee Gives Micro her Max

By Kathleen Wilson The following is (loosely) based on true events: Scene: 10 a.m. at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. A group of undergraduate biological sciences students, guarded by their wise and courageous mentor, Teaching Assistant Professor Alice Lee, are led by a stone-lipped white-coat down a cold, sterile corridor. Behind… 

Feb 27, 2018

BioSci Beginnings

By Kathleen Wilson As indicated by her feature in this issue of The Scope, Teaching Assistant Professor of Microbiology Alice Lee has some good ideas. So good, she made a request for this issue — that we get to know our department members a little better by getting to know their pasts! As such, please… 

Feb 21, 2018

License to Drive: The Question of Gene Drive Ethics

By Kathleen Wilson Gene Drive: The process by which a genetic trait is “driven” through a population in order to modify it. This technique lies in the growing field of genome editing technology. While this sounds like one of the futuristic advances we used to fantasize about in the 1980’s that haven’t quite made it… 

Feb 14, 2018

Evan Brooks

Fun facts about Evan: Evan attended the NC School of Science and Math.  He is a Park Scholar and his resume is already three pages long, without any fluff!                                                                                        What is your proudest accomplishment as an NC State student? During my sophomore year, I was the recipient of the “Choose Development!” Fellowship from the…