Heather Patisaul


Research in the Department of Biological Sciences encompasses a wide variety of different topics and focus areas.  The Department is a leader at NC State with over $9 million in total annual research expenditures, and the Department is also home to a number of award-winning faculty and researchers.

  • 3 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1 National Academy of Sciences member
  • 1 winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 1 Fellow of the Royal Society

Although we have researchers working in almost every area of the Biological Sciences, as a department we focus on the following areas of research: