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PAT PUKKILA FEATURED AS CHINESE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Pat Pukkila (Professor Emerita and President-Elect, UNC Retired Faculty Association) was the keynote speaker for a symposium on undergraduate research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in May. The university has implemented a Graduate Research Consultant program modelled after the GRC program at UNC-CH (!) READ MORE >>


COPENHAVER AND BARSH PUBLISH PLOS GENETICS EDITORIAL

Gregory P. Copenhaver together with Gregory Barsh, his co-Editor-in-Chief at PLOS Genetics, have published an editorial honoring a decade of iconic published interviews with important figures in the genetics community conduced and written by Jane Gitschier. The editorial is entitled “The Language of Genetics In the Interviews of Jane Gitschier.” READ MORE >>


DAVE ERNST’S PAPER IS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

Congratulations to Dave Ernst (Ken Lohmanns’s lab), whose research paper was just published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The paper is titled “Effect of magnetic pulses on Caribbean spiny lobsters: implications for magnetoreception”. In this paper, Dave found that exposure to a brief, strong magnetic pulse altered the orientation behavior of Caribbean spiny lobsters, a finding consistent with the hypothesis that lobsters have magnetoreceptors based on the magnetic mineral magnetite. READ MORE >>


KAYLEIGH O’KEEFFE RECEIVES AN NSF RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Congratulations to Kayleigh O’Keeffe (Charles Mitchell’s lab) who received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Kayleigh is studying how microbial interactions affect a plant pathogen. “NSF awards these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements, and they are investments that will help propel this country’s future innovations and economic growth.” Learn more about Kayleigh’s research fellowship here >>


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