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Veteran Microbiology Professor Ready for Online Teaching

Jonathan Olson is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Microbiology Programs in NC State’s Department of Biological Sciences. A veteran professor, Dr. Olson is ready for the challenge of teaching MB 351: General Microbiology again, but with a new-to-him twist—as an online course. We spoke with Dr. Olson to capture his insight on[…] Read More

Summer Brings New Microbiology DE Instructor + Course

Michael Taveirne is a Teaching Assistant Professor at NC State in the Department of Biological Sciences. This summer, he steps into a new role as distance education (DE) course instructor. We spoke with Dr. Tavierne about his background and what he’s looking forward to about the Microbiology online courses. NC State: What courses do you[…] Read More

Faculty Profile: Dr. Melissa Ramirez

Dr. Melissa Ramirez, a Teaching Assistant Professor at NC State, joined the faculty of Department of Biological Sciences in 2014. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and specializes in Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Ramirez teaches students, focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in microbiology, and defines best[…] Read More

Interested in a Microbiology Online Summer Course? It’s Enrollment Time!

Are you looking for a program or courses in microbiology that are flexible and fit into your schedule? Want to enjoy summer, but utilize some of your free time to study intensively and further your education? With NC State University’s Online and Distance Education, you can do just that. Enrollment for summer courses in the[…] Read More

What’s the Deal with Zika Virus?

Microbiology has been in the news a lot lately as the word on just about everyone’s lips is “Zika,” a disease caused by the Zika virus that is primarily spread through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Infectious diseases are often a topic of conversation as people try to understand the viruses that[…] Read More

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