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Andrew Willoughby featured in Plant Biology!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Andrew Willoughby, a Ph.D. student in Zachary Nimchuk’s lab, has had their first review paper published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology. Congratulations, Andrew! From Andrew’s Twitter: “My first review paper just published about CLE signaling in plant development! This … Continued

Ann Matthysse: What is Bacterium

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ann G. Matthysse, from the University of North Carolina’s Department of Biology, delves into an exploration of harmful and useful bacteria for elementary school students. Most people have heard of bacteria but know very little about them. In general, bacteria … Continued

Mark Peifer featured in MBoC Voices!

Posted 3 weeks ago

UNC Department of Biology’s own Professor Mark Peifer has been featured in Molecular Biology of the Cell’s Voices section. The article, titled “Looking back on a life of unacknowledged privilege and a call to action,” discusses Peifer’s reflections on systemic … Continued

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