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chemical and biomolecular engineering

Jun 13, 2016

What Is CRISPR? And How Can It Be Used to Turn Genes ‘Off’?

CRISPR systems have been a hot research topic since they were shown to have utility as genetic engineering tools in 2012. And they’re often explained in a way that most folks can understand. But those explanations often overlook key details. 

Mar 31, 2016

New Tools Allow Rapid ID of CRISPR-Cas System PAMs

CRISPR-Cas systems are widely heralded as a new generation of genetic tools. But development of these tools requires researchers to identify the protospacer-adjacent motifs (PAMs) that unlock each system’s functionality. A new set of techniques expedites PAM identification — and early testing finds that many CRISPR-Cas systems actually have multiple PAMs of varying strength. 

Dec 17, 2015

A Researcher’s Journey

Heba Al-Mohsin wanted one thing as she pursued her doctorate: the opportunity to do her own research in the laboratory. Follow her remarkable journey from Saudi Arabia to the University of Washington to NC State, which will conclude at Friday's commencement exercises. 

Dec 2, 2015

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs. To date, the technique has only been tested in an animal model. 

Oct 21, 2015

DeSimone Captures Big Nanoscience Prize

Acclaimed chemical and biomolecular engineer Joseph DeSimone scores the inaugural Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for innovations leading to new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics for pulmonary diseases and next-generation vaccines. 

Aug 28, 2015

Researchers Use DNA ‘Clews’ to Shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 Gene-Editing Tool into Cells

Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells. 

Oct 28, 2014

New Technique Uses Bacteria’s Own CRISPR-Cas System to Turn Off Genes

NC State researchers have developed a technique that co-opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes – creating a powerful tool for future research on genetics and related fields. 

Jul 20, 2011

Velev Selected as ACS Fellow

Dr. Orlin D. Velev has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. 

Jun 15, 2011

Alum Gives to Help Attract Top Faculty

S. Frank Culberson, a chemical engineering alumnus, and his wife, Doris, have pledged $1 million over five years to establish two professorships in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 

Jun 7, 2011

Bullard Elected Division Director

Dr. Lisa Bullard, teaching professor and director of undergraduate studies, will serve as the American Society for Engineering Education's chemical engineering division director. 

May 10, 2011

Grant Wins Leadership Award

Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean for faculty development and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has won a national leadership award. 

Feb 25, 2011

Gubbins to Receive Medal

Dr. Keith E. Gubbins, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor, will receive the 2012 Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation Medal. 

Feb 23, 2011

Alma Mater Honors Felder

Dr. Richard M. Felder, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor, has won the City College of New York’s top award for engineering and computer science alumni. 

Nov 18, 2010

Khan Wins $25,000 Reynolds Prize

Dr. Saad A. Khan, Alcoa Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the 26th recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. 

Aug 31, 2010

Gubbins Wins Rossini Award

Dr. Keith E. Gubbins received the 2012 Rossini Lectureship Award from the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics.