Dr. Lizzie J. Harrell, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in microbiology from N.C. State, recently retired after 33 years of service at Duke University Medical Center, where she was associate director of Clinical Microbiology.
In this Winter 2012 issue, we turn to the College’s life sciences in recognition of the contributions and impacts those programs are making while bringing innovative solutions to the challenges facing our citizens locally, nationally and globally.
Nobel Laureate and distinguished MIT professor Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and Juan Enriquez, best-selling author and leading authority on the global impact of life sciences, will headline the conference “Stewards of the Future: Research for Human Health and Global Sustainability” at North Carolina State University.
Along with two African scientists, CALS’ Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin is focusing on tiny subviral particles that could be the key to addressing big food production problems.
Dr. Anita Flick, director of health professions advising, had planned to take a group of students to Haiti this summer, but political conditions there prevented the group from making the trip. Yet Flick was able to arrange a trip to Nicaragua, where students and medical professionals offered medical and dental care in a rural community.
Dr. David Felton has an international reputation as a clinician, an educator and a researcher.
The camp’s objective was to give the high-school students insight about careers in veterinary medicine and the many opportunities within the field, treating animals great and small – be they companion or farm animals, avian, exotic or wildlife.
N.C. State University biologist and writer Rob Dunn has a new book available in bookstores and online. In The Wild Life of Our Bodies, Dunn tells the stories of our changing relationships with other species, be they worms, bacteria or tigers.
One of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ top students, Chandler Walker, says N.C. State University has taught her how to be a scientist and put her on the path toward a biomedical research career.
On April 13, groups of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students gathered to offer fact-filled presentations about their various life sciences curricula, in displays set up on the N.C. State University Brickyard.