Verve Magazine, Fall 2016 PDF Version
Plant talk: Learning the language
The relentless increase in the human population has placed huge demands on worldwide food production. Entomologists like Dr. Jeremy Heath are developing new, pest-responsive strains of crops to maximize crop yields.
As of December 1st 2016, any postdoctoral researcher employed in the United States, earning less than $47,476 and working more than 40 hours per week will be entitled to overtime pay. But what are the specifics of this new rule, and what are the potential consequences?
From the PDA President
Dr. Doris Sande, the new PDA president, shares her insight as a seasoned postdoc, and her experience navigating the work-life balance at NC State.
Photographing the Invisible
The cell is a remarkable biological structure that serves as the basis of life as we know it. The work of Efrain Rivera-Serrano, a PhD. student in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, allows scientists to study the adaptability of the cell while marveling in its beauty.