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Savannah Ryburn featured in Research UNCovered!

July 25, 2023

Savannah Ryburn (Bruno Lab) is a PhD student in the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences and a graduate student researcher within the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies. She studies the diet and ecology of sharks in the Galápagos and North Carolina by conducting DNA analyses on their fecal matter to determine what they’ve eaten down to the species level. READ MORE

Bruno Lab Grad Student Teaching in the Galápagos!

July 19, 2023

Bruno lab graduate student Salome Jaramillo Gil teaching local kids in the Galápagos Islands about marine life. Salome is doing her dissertation research in the Galápagos on the feeding ecology and movement of eagle rays and scalloped hammerhead sharks.

Dr. Alan Weakley and his team launch FloraQuest app!

June 20, 2023

Alan Weakley wants to help you identify the hot-pink wildflower that catches your eye on morning dog walks and distinguish between a tulip tree and a sweet gum without having to lug around a guide that could double as a cornerstone.

As director of the UNC Herbarium at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Weakley has spent years digitizing and synthesizing botanical information to make it more user-friendly. Now, he and a team he leads have introduced a mobile plant-identification app called FloraQuest: Northern Tier. It’s the first of five regional FloraQuest apps in development.


Joe Kieber Named 2023 Shang-Fa Lecturer

June 16, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Kieber, the 2023 invited recipient of the Shang-Fa Lectureship! The Shang-Fa Yang Memmorial Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to commemorate Dr. Shang-Fa Yang’s contribution to encyclopedia knowledge in agrictural research, including elucidation of the ethylene biosynthetic pathway.

Dr. Kieber was offered this lectureship because of his well-recognized accomplishments in plant science and agricultural research and education.

FY24 Research Grant Award!

June 14, 2023

Congrats to Drs. Steve Rogers and Kevin Slep, recipients of the FY24 Undergraduate Research Program Grant for their proposal, “Establishment of Undergraduate Microscopy Learning Laboratory”!!!

Summer Montgomery awarded Staff Hall of Famer Peer Recognition!

May 23, 2023

Congratulations to our own Summer Montgomery, Biology Undergraduate Student Services Manager.

Summer has won the 2022-2023 Staff Hall of Famer award from the Employee Forum Peer Recognition Awards for consistently exemplifying the University’s mission of integrity, collaboration, respect & high level customer service!

Congratulations Summer!!!

Dr. Hige Featured in UNC endeavors!

May 17, 2023

Toshihide Hige holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Cell biology & Physiology within the UNC School of Medicine and the Department of Biology within the UNC College of Arts & Science. He uses fruit flies to study learning and memory in the brain. READ MORE