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Our research spans the range of Biology from genetics to global change ecology, facilitating interactions across disciplines that result in new approaches to long-standing questions.



Our broad expertise allows students to engage in all areas of Biology, including ecology, evolution, biomechanics, genomics, cell, development, neurobiology, and organismal biology.



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Keith Sockman’s Lab Featured in Endeavors!

Posted 2 days ago

“In the San Juan Mountains near Silverton, Colorado, four UNC-Chapel Hill students wake at 5 a.m. to melodic phone alarms and amble out of their dew-soaked tents. They sleepily shimmy into rainproof jackets, pants, and knee-high rubber boots. They heat … Continued

Eric Hastie Featured in The Chronicle!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Eric was featured in the latest Teaching Newsletter, a weekly digital newsletter sent out by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Eric shares is creative take on open office hours! READ MORE!

Wei Shi receives PARE Award!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to Wei Shi for receiving a 2022 PARE Award! According to the article, “Each year, the Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence (PARE) are given in recognition of the research promise demonstrated by individual postdoctoral scholars. Meet this year’s recipients … Continued

Madelina Marquez featured by Grad School Magazine!

Posted 1 month ago

Congratulations to new UNC Biology graduate student Madelina Marquez for being featured in a Grad School Magazine article about incoming Royster Fellows! Read the full article here.