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Isabel Silva-Romero featured by UNC Endeavors!

November 17, 2022

Congratulations to Isabel Silva-Romero, whose research has been featured on UNC Endeavor’s website! Isabel, a member of John Bruno’s lab, “studies how ocean temperatures affect the food web on rocky reefs around the Galápagos Islands.” Be sure to check out this article and the accompanying video!

Rachel DuMez featured in Grad School Magazine!

November 16, 2022

Congratulations to Rachel DuMez, a doctoral candidate in Assistant Professor Rob Dowen’s lab, for being featured in the Graduate School Magazine! DuMez participated in the Three Minute Thesis competition, in which she highlighted her investigation of the true health benefits behind kombucha. Congratulations, Rachel! Read the full piece here.

Copenhaver Lab published in PNAS!

November 15, 2022

The Copenhaver lab has published a collaborative paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled “DNA polymerase epsilon binds histone H3.1-H4 and recruits MORC1 to mediate meiotic heterochromatin condensation” which enhances our understanding of how protein factors are recruited to chromosomes during plant reproduction to help reshape chromosome structure. The paper’s first author, Cong Wang, was co-advised by Drs. Copenhaver and Wang, and the second author, Jiyue Wang joined the Copenhaver lab as a postdoctoral associate.

Check it out here.

Kacy Gordon featured by UNC Research!

November 10, 2022

Congratulations to Kacy Gordon for being featured by UNC Research and for being awarded a nearly $2 million National Institutes of General Medical Sciences grant! The article states, “By investigating the behavior of stem cells in a microscopic worm, Kacy Gordon’s lab hopes to produce useful knowledge at larger scales of biological complexity.” Congratulations, Kacy! Check out the article here.

Undergraduate Amber Amparo wins Poster Award!

November 8, 2022

UNC Senior Carolina Scholar Amber Amparo won a Best Poster in Cancer Biology award at the National Diversity in STEM SACNAS Conference for her poster, “Defining the Role of Mitochondrial Dynamics in Regulating PDAC Cell Sensitivity to KRAS and ERK Inhibition” reporting her research with Pharmacology Professor Dr. Channing Der and postdoc Dr. Kristina Drizyte-Miller. Amber is a double major in Biology and Biostatistics with a minor in Chemistry. Congratulations Amber, we are proud of you!

Amy Gladfelter featured in Nature!

November 3, 2022

Congratulations to Amy Gladfelter for being quoted in an article in Nature. The article, “The shape-shifting blobs that shook up cell biology,” goes into how researchers are investigating the droplets found inside cells. Be sure to read the article here!

John Bruno featured in NC Health News!

November 1, 2022

John Bruno has been featured in the NC Health News article, “Socially sustainable seafood requires diligence, scrutiny,” which focuses on mislabeling in the seafood industry. The article goes into detail about Bruno’s undergraduate course designed to investigate mislabeling in the food industry. Check out the article here.

Joel Kingsolver’s Lab featured in Photo Essay!

October 26, 2022

Joel Kingsolver’s lab has been featured in a photo essay on UNC’s Endeavors! The essay displays macro-photographic images of the lab’s research and highlights their outreach efforts. Be sure to check it out here.

Congrats to the Fall 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees!

October 25, 2022

Congratulations to the following Phi Beta Kappa inductees for the Fall of 2022:

Blair Thomas Blakeney
Christopher Nash Bowman
Meredith Leigh Bowman
Bryn Copenhaver
Eduardo de la Parra Polina
Sharidan Lee Farris
Aakanksha Gundu
Mansi Gupta
Benjamin Andrew Hamer
Meagan Harrington
Gavin Connor Hughes
Luke Yuen Johnson
Sophia Annabelle Johnson
Jennifer Ashton Judd
Paul Christopher Karre
Alexandra Holden Katz
Anirudh Raman Kompella
Michael Chen Li
Brianna Elizabeth Lucero
James Mcguire Metts
Madison Ann Milotte
Dean Avery Pearce
Harrison Nash Philbeck
Cameron Alexander Pinkelton
Shaili Rathod
Ayden L Ring
Evan Drew Rosenberg
Molly Ruebusch
Alyssa Jacqueline Schoff
Simcha Ravi Singh
Alicia Marie Spencer
Litao Tu
Soorya None Vasan
Hayden Vaughn
Nicholas Anthony Yapundich

To learn more about Phi Beta Kappa, visit their website.

John Bruno featured during PLOS Open Access Week’s theme “Open For Climate Justice”

October 25, 2022

Listen as PLOS Climate Editor-in-Chief Emma Archer and Executive Editor Jamie Males discuss climate change research publishing with author John Bruno, marine ecologist and Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in their recorded podcast “Breaking Down Barriers in Climate Change Research Publishing!”