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  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Forever Rising

    We depend on yeasts for products ranging from beer and biofuel to forage and pharmaceuticals. But according to Chris Todd Hittinger and his colleagues at CALS, we’ve only begun to understand and mine the possible uses of these hardworking model microbes

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    From Trash to Treasure

    The Center for Dairy Research is turning a problematic by-product of Greek yogurt production into new cash streams

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    Give: Science for Citizens

    CALS is acclaimed as one of the best schools in the nation for training top-notch researchers and practitioners. Less known is the fact that CALS offers challenging, […]

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    New “Bug Guy” on Campus

    Are bed bugs getting you down? Is a hard-to-identify pest ravaging your vegetable garden? You can get in touch with PJ Liesch MS’10, manager of […]

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    Unpuzzling Diabetes

    Biochemist Alan Attie tracks the internal mechanisms behind a fast-growing disease that takes millions of lives each year

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    Catch up with … Kartik Chandran PhD’01 Biochemistry

    Kartik Chandran (PhD’01 Biochemistry) has spent years studying an organism that most of us hope never to experience: the Ebola virus. Last year the infectious agent not only spread within West Africa […]

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    Bridging the Gap

    An international friendship program helps CALS students reach across borders, right here on campus

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    Pecatonica Without the “P”

    Changes in farming practices have been shown to greatly reduce phosphorus runoff – without hurting the growers’ bottom line

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    Russia: Monitoring Russia’s “rewilding”

    Doing fieldwork in the remote wilderness of Russia isn’t for the faint of heart. There are long distances to travel on deeply rutted roads, bleak […]

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    More Milk for China

    CALS experts, led by dairy science professor Pam Ruegg, are providing training to help the Chinese meet a growing demand for dairy

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    In the Field: Alumni who have made a difference via the Peace Corps

    Nikita Brabbit BS’08 Forest Science (Recreation Resource Management) Paraguay ’08–’10  Brabbit served as a Peace Corps volunteer specializing in agro-forestry in rural southeastern Paraguay, an […]