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GREG COPENHAVER RECEIVES A $500,000 GRANT FROM RIJK ZWAAN

Professor Greg Copenhaver and his lab have received a $500,000 grant from the Dutch plant breeding company Rijk Zwaan to understand the fundamental biology of how gametes are produced and the rules that govern chromosome behavior in plants.  READ MORE about Dr. Copenhaver’s research  >>  READ MORE about Rijk Zwaan >> 


NITIN SEKAR WINS JOHN L. HARPER PRIZE

Congratulations to Nitin Sekar, a UNC Biology graduate, who has won a prestigious award for his PhD work at Princeton University. The annual “John L. Harper Young Investigator’s Prize” was given to Nitin for having the best paper in Journal of Ecology by a young author at the beginning of his research career. While at UNC, Nitin did a biology honors project with Professor Peter White, and also worked with Professor Haven Wiley. READ MORE  >>


HINAR POLCZER FEATURED ON CAROLINA WEEK NEWSCAST

Hínár Polczer (Biology IT Support) and his “Carolina Monkey Kung Fu” Sport Club were featured on UNC’s Carolina Week (Sports Xtra) TV newscast (9/22/2014). Hínár has been the instructor/coach for the club for about 8 years. VIEW THE NEWSCAST  >> (segment is 26 minutes into the program)


FACULTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two faculty positions: an Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics and a Lecturer to teach courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology.  READ MORE >>


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