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  • Senay Yitbarek featured by the Well!

    Be sure to check out the Well’s profile on Senay Yitbarek in their article “Fresh faces: Meet a few of the College’s new faculty.” Read it here.

  • The Chancellor and Provost tour GSC with John Bruno

    John Bruno gave a tour of the Galapagos Science Center to a contingent of Carolina VIPs (including the Chancellor and Provost) as part of the unique field station’s 10 year anniversary last month. John was instrumental in designing and implementing … Continued

  • Bruno Lab featured on UNC website!

    Be sure to check out the post about John Bruno’s lab and their research done all around the world on UNC’s website! Learn more about their research here.

  • Amy Gladfelter part of new RNA Discovery Center!

    “The UNC RNA Discovery Center, funded through the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will cultivate an inclusive community of scientists dedicated to investigating all aspects of RNA biology, some of which has already been implicated in human diseases and much … Continued

  • Kelly Hogan to lead ELEVATE workshop!

    Congratulations to Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy for being special guests at the ELEVATE conference, hosted at Washington State University. The ELEVATE conference, meant to “engage learners, enhance voices, and advance teaching excellence,” will feature a special lunchtime workshop led … Continued

  • UNC Biology celebrates Galapagos Science Center’s 10th anniversary!

    Happy 10th anniversary to the Galapagos Science Center! To celebrate this achievement, Todd Vision, Corbin Jones, and John Bruno all gave talks at the anniversary symposium last month. Some graduate students in John Bruno’s lab also presented posters. Be sure … Continued

  • Eric Hastie and Laura Ott receive an URPA!

    Congratulations to Eric Hastie and Laura Ott for being chosen as a recipient of the FY2023 Undergraduate Research Program Award, funded by the UNC System Undergraduate Research Program. Hastie and Ott were chosen for this award based on their proposal, … Continued

  • Dr. Laura Ott’s Mentee Presents at ASMCUE!

    Dr. Laura Ott’s UNC Biology undergraduate mentee, Parker Shoaf presented his disciplinary-based education research (DBER) project at the American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) recently, along with Katie French (NCSU undergraduate). Parker and Katie are mentored by … Continued

  • Interim VCR Penny Gordon-Larsen Visits Galapagos Science Center

    “Our delegation toured the 20,000-square-foot GSC facility, which houses four state-of-the-art laboratories, each with a dedicated research focus: terrestrial ecology, marine ecology and oceanography, data science and visualization, and microbiology. We heard from Corbin Jones about the GSC biobank, which … Continued

  • Sophie McCoy and Ethan Cissell featured on UNC’s website!

    UNC Biology’s assistant professor Sophie McCoy and Ph.D. candidate Ethan Cissell have been featured on the University’s website for their research published in Ecological Applications. From the article: “UNC-Chapel Hill biologists examine the links between microbial mats and a type … Continued

  • Kelly Hogan has a new book out!

    Congratulations to Kelly Hogan and her colleague Viji Sathy for their new book Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom. From the publisher’s website: “In a book written by and for college teachers, Kelly Hogan and Viji … Continued

  • Karin Pfennig Featured in The Atlantic

    Why These Frogs Make ‘the Grossest Blunder in Sexual Preference’ Interspecies mating has long been thought of as a mistake. But in the desert, it may sometimes be the best way to breed. By Katherine J. Wu

  • David Pfennig quoted in The Guardian!

    Congratulations to David Pfennig for his featured quotes in “Do we need a new theory of evolution?,” an article featured in The Guardian! From the article, “A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. … Continued

  • Dr. Copenhaver featured in Innovate Carolina article!

    After being named the Director of the Institute for Convergent Science just a few weeks ago, Dr. Gregory Copenhaver has been featured in an article for Innovate Carolina! In the article, Dr. Copenhaver explains how the ICS is “bringing multidisciplinary … Continued

  • Check out Dr. Bloom’s recent publications!

    Congratulations to Dr. Bloom for his recent articles, both accepted and published. Dr. Bloom has two papers accepted for 2022, including “DNA damage reduces heterogeneity and coherence of chromatin motions” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and … Continued

  • Ken Lohmann featured on CBC Podcast!

    UNC Biology’s Ken Lohmann was featured on an episode of Tai Asks Why, a CBC Podcast. In the episode, entitled “How do animals know where they are going,” Lohmann discusses how marine life navigate! Check out the podcast here.

  • Greg Copenhaver named Director of the Institute for Convergent Science!

    Congratulations to Greg Copenhaver for being named both the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science and the new director of the Institute for Convergent Science! According to this article, “As director of the Institute for Convergent Science, Copenhaver will bring … Continued

  • Logan Brackett earns College’s 2021-2022 Award in Management!

    Congratulations to Logan Brackett for winning the UNC College of Arts and Sciences 2021 Award in Management! From Interim Chair Steve Matson, “Once again, Logan Brackett has been recognized by his colleagues for his work in our department. Logan was … Continued

  • Congrats 2022 Ph.D. Graduates!

    A big congratulations to all our May 2022 Biology PhD graduates! This is a huge accomplishment and the department would like to extend our appreciation for all your hard work over the years. We wish you the best of luck … Continued

  • Frank Conlon’s Lab makes Heart Disease Discovery!

    Congratulations to Dr. Frank Conlon’s lab for making an important discovery implicating non-cardiac genes in congenital heart disease. From the article: “The UNC-Chapel Hill lab of Frank Conlon, PhD, and colleagues conducted experiments to show how a non-cardiac protein subunit … Continued

  • Amy Shaub Maddox named Whitman Center Fellow!

    Congratulations to Dr. Amy Shaub Maddox for being named a Whitman Center Fellow. According to their website, “A diverse group of 29 scientists from universities and research institutes around the world have been named 2022 Whitman Center Fellows by the … Continued

  • Undergrad Graduation

    Biology Undergraduates earn Honors and Highest Honors

    Due to their mentors, working groups, evaluators, and most of all, their hard work and dedication, the following graduating senior Biology majors have earned the designations of Highest Honors and Honors: Highest Honors Ralph Alberto Colleen Bereda Megan Butler Meredith … Continued

  • Copenhavor Lab Published in Methods in Molecular Biology!

    Jiyue (Jeff) Huang, a postdoc in the Copenhaver lab has published a paper in Methods in Molecular Biology: Plant Gametogenesis entitled “Identifying small RNAs and Analyzing Their Association with Gene Expression Using Isolated Arabidopsis Male Meiocytes” which describes molecular and … Continued

  • Congrats BIOL 395 Undergraduate Researchers!

    On April 20th, 65 undergraduate research scholars from the Biology Department presented posters highlighting their research at our end-of-semester event. These students had completed two semesters of BIOL 395 research credit, and it was a fun afternoon celebrating their research … Continued

  • John Bruno and USFQ’s Margarita Brandt receive NSF grant!

    Congratulations to Drs. John Bruno and Margarita Brandt, of USFQ, for receiving a one million dollar grant from NSF for their research in the Galapagos islands! From the announcement: “UNC researcher Dr. John Bruno and Dr. Margarita Brandt of USFQ … Continued

  • Laura Mendez wins Tri-Beta TA Award!

    Congratulations to Laura Mendez, this year’s winner of the Tri-Beta Biology TA Teaching award! Every year, the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society asks senior undergraduate biology students to nominate TAs who they believe are deserving of this award and … Continued

  • Nimchuk Lab featured in Nature Plants!

    Nimchuk lab graduate students Sean James and Andrew Willoughby, along with others, have published a paper in Nature Plants! The paper, which is on receptor kinase signaling, can be found here. Congratulations!

  • Congrats to the Henry Van Peters Wilson Memorial Fund Recipients!

    Congratulations to this year’s recipients of The Henry Van Peters Wilson Memorial fund for Marine Biology: Luke Havens, Alayna Mackiewicz, and Isabel Silva.

  • Bob Goldstein’s Posters featured on The Well!

    UNC Biology’s Dr. Bob Goldstein’s posters have been featured in the article, “‘Collecting COVID’ exhibit highlights material from library archive” from UNC’s The Well! From the article: “Bob Goldstein, James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor of biology in the College … Continued

  • Emma Rudy Srebnik receives Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology undergraduate student Emma Rudy Srebnik on receiving a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to work with the Bruno lab in the Galapagos this summer on juvenile shark ecology!

  • Isabel Silva receives Grant from Women Divers Hall of Fame!

    Congratulations to Bruno lab member and UNC Biology graduate student Isabel Silva on receiving the Laurel Clark Sea to Space Award, a grant from the Women Divers Hall of Fame, to support her research on Galapagos subtidal reef communities! Read … Continued

  • Todd Vision receives ASN Presidential Award for Outstanding Service!

    Congratulations to Todd Vision for receiving the American Society of Naturalists Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Community, for his role in the development of Dryad! This honor was founded for the occasion as a way to recognize the … Continued

  • Congratulations to the Spring 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees!

    Congratulations to the following Spring 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Amber Mercedes Amparo Serenity Jade Bennett Zachary Allen Benson Roarke William Burton Megan Brienne Butler Anne Marie Cawley David Collins Clara Aku Dartey-Hayford David William Dingfelder Carla Francisca Escobar Noah … Continued

  • Delaney O’Connell and Stephanie Peak awarded NSF GRFPs

    Delaney O’Connell and Stephanie Peak, current Department of Biology graduate students, have been awarded NSF GRFPs! Delaney’s research is in magnetoreception and navigation, and simulation of behavior and migration, and is advised by Brian Taylor. Stephanie’s research focuses on coral … Continued

  • Mara Evans awarded Chapman Family Teaching Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Mara Evans on winning one of the 2022 Chapman Family Teaching Awards. According to The Well, “Created in 1993 with a gift during the Bicentennial Campaign from Max Carrol Chapman Jr. ’66 on behalf of the Chapman … Continued

  • Kelly Hogan awarded Tanner Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Hogan for winning one of the 2022 Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching! Be sure to check out her short interview featured in this article from The Well!

  • Carol Ann McCormick featured on NCBG website!

    Make sure to check out this cool article about skunk cabbage by the Herbarium’s curatrix Carol Ann McCormick on the North Carolina Botanical Garden website!

  • Hínár Polczer featured on UNC ITS website!

    Hínár György Polczer, our Information Security Liaison, has been featured on the UNC ITS website! Be sure to check out the short profile here.

  • David Pfennig to be featured in American Scientist

    Congratulations to David Pfennig for his upcoming article in American Scientist. The article, entitled, “Evolution and the Flexible Organism,” asks, “Do environmentally induced changes to individuals affect natural selection, and if so, how?” Check out more info here. You can … Continued

  • Copenhaver Lab Published in PLOS Genetics

    The Copenhaver lab has published a collaborative paper in PLOS Genetics entitled “Histone demethylase IBM1-mediated meiocyte gene expression ensures meiotic chromosome synapsis and recombination” which shows that a gene, IBM1, which encodes a protein that removes methyl groups from histone … Continued

  • Alan Jones’ Physician’s Garden featured by UNC!

    UNC Biology’s Dr. Alan Jones‘ course, “The Physician’s Garden,” has been featured on the UNC website! According to the article, “The Gardening and Ethnobotany in Academia Project is a student organization that maintains the Sam W. Hitt Medicinal Garden on … Continued

  • Kelly Hogan featured in The Chronicle!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology’s own Kelly Hogan, as well as UNC Professors Viji Sathy and Nicole Else-Quest, for the publication of their essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education! The essay, titled “How to Give Our Students the Grace We … Continued

  • Brian Lerch featured in UNC’s Endeavor’s Magazine!

    Brian Lerch, a Department of Biology Ph.D. student in Maria Servedio’s lab, has been featured in UNC’s Endeavor’s Magazine. “The Smorgasbord Scientist” centers on Brian’s use of mathematical models to address biological problems and to answer questions about ecology and … Continued

  • Emily Harmon featured in UNC’s Endeavors Magazine!

    Emily Harmon, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology in David Pfennig’s lab, has been featured in UNC’s Endeavors Magazine. “Disassembling Evolution’s Engine” features Emily’s research studying an animal’s ability to adapt in one generation, which could inform conservation … Continued

  • December PhD Graduates

    Congratulations to all our December 2021 Biology Ph.D. graduates! This is a huge accomplishment and the department would like to extend our appreciation for all your hard work over the years. We wish you the best of luck in your … Continued

  • Bob Goldstein featured on Nautilus!

    UNC Biology’s own Dr. Bob Goldstein has written an article featured on Nautilus about Rita Levi-Montalcini. The article, called “A Lab of Her Own,” explores Levi-Montalcini’s journey from purchasing a microscope to discovering how the nervous system is wired while … Continued

  • Kelly Hogan quoted in the Chronicle!

    Congratulations to Kelly Hogan for being quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education! From the article: “Kelly Hogan, associate dean of instructional innovation in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shared … Continued

  • Brian Lerch interviewed on All Things Considered!

    Congratulations to UNC graduate student Brian Lerch for being interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered! Lerch was interviewed about a study that he has out in Proceedings of the Royal Society with Susan Alberts from Duke University. The study found … Continued

  • Jean and Peter DeSaix win the Clark Kessler Mentorship Award!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology’s own Jean and Peter DeSaix on their winning the first annual Clark Kessler Mentorship Award! According to the announcement, “In honor of Fred Clark and Frank Kessler’s dedication to mentorship among our Carolina Covenant Scholars over … Continued

  • UNC article highlights Jean and Peter DeSaix!

    An article on UNC’s Campaign website outlines the success of Carolina Covenant’s Rural Medicine Pathway Program. The Rural Medicine Pathway Program supports Covenant Scholars as they pursue health careers in rural areas. UNC Biology’s own Drs. Jean and Peter DeSaix … Continued

  • Hurlbert Lab Alum featured on UNC-CGS!

    UNC undergraduate alumnus Will Larsen has been featured on the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies’ website for his work in the Galapagos Islands! Read the full profile here: https://galapagos.unc.edu/how-one-unc-undergrad-merged-science-with-the-great-outdoors-in-the-galapagos/

  • Copenhaver Lab published in PNAS!

    The Copenhaver lab, including postdoctoral associate Dr. Jiyue (Jeff) Huang, has published a paper in PNAS entitled “Regulation of interference-sensitive crossover distribution ensures crossover assurance in Arabidopsis” together with their colleagues from Fudan University in Shanghai. The paper explores how … Continued

  • Art from UNC BIOL 222!

    Dr. Catherine Kehl (Postdoc, Taylor Lab) asked her BIOL 222 students to utilize Matplotlib (python’s central plotting / graphing library) to make art. BIOL 222 is Introduction to Programming and is meant for students with no programming background with an … Continued

  • Bill Kier in Scientific American

    Dr. Bill Kier has been featured in an article in the December issue of Scientifc American. “Movie-making Tech Reveals Elephant Trunk Motions,” quotes Dr. Kier, “It’s the first time that we’ve gotten a hint of what these more simplified commands … Continued

  • Ann Matthysse explores what exactly a virus is, with a specific focus on RNA viruses and SARS-CoV-2

    Dr. Ann Matthysse has been featured in Open Access Government, in an exploration of viruses for middle school students. Read more HERE

  • Congrats to the 2021 Senior Honors Thesis Scholars!

    Undergraduate Research is a point of pride in the Biology Department. Each semester, over 180 undergraduates do supervised research in Biology for academic credit. Some of these seniors go on to do a Senior Honors Thesis. These truly outstanding students … Continued

  • Congratulations 2021-2022 Biology Phi Beta Kappa Initiates!!!

    See photo for names. Initiates includes biology majors and biology minors. Congratulations on all of your hard work!!!

  • Allen Hurlbert featured in The Well for the Avian Diet Database!

    Dr. Allen Hurlbert has been featured in UNC’s The Well for his work on the Avian Diet Database, “the first comprehensive online database of North American bird diets to standardize data and streamline research.” Read the full article here!

  • Daniel Matute to Speak at Hettleman Talks!

    The 2021 Hettleman Talks will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 9th at 12pm as part of University Research week. Please register at https://researchweek.unc.edu/event/hettleman-talks/ to receive the zoom link. Attend these TEDX-style presentations from the 2021 winners of the Phillip … Continued

  • Frank Conlon featured on UNC Health!

    Dr. Frank Conlon‘s research has been featured in a post on UNC Health’s website! The article, titled “Male-Female Differences in Heart Disease Could Start Before Birth,” goes into Conlon’s research, in which Conlon and Dr. Wei Shi “conducted a first-of-its-kind … Continued

  • Ken Lohmann featured on Public Radio East!

    Check out Public Radio East’s post on UNC researchers studying why sea turtles die featuring Dr. Ken Lohmann! Read and listen here.

  • Sabrina Burmeister receives a Mid-Career Award!

    Congratulations to Sabrina Burmeister, who recently received a Mid-Career Award from the NSF IOS program! The award will support her research on functional genomics of spatial memory in poison frogs. Learn more about Dr. Burmeister’s work here.

  • Happy Retirement to Tony Perdue!

    Special thanks to Tony Perdue, who is retiring after having run Biology’s Microscopy Core since 1992. Maintaining/acquiring cutting-edge microscopes, training/mentoring hundreds of postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates, his legacy will live on in the cell biologists around the globe who … Continued

  • Lewis Naisbett-Jones featured on UNC’s Endeavors!

    Lewis Naisbett-Jones, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology, has been featured in an article for UNC’s Endeavors for his research on satellite telemetry to track the migrations of sheepshead fish near the North Carolina coast. Congratulations, Lewis! From … Continued

  • Esteban Agudo and Savannah Ryburn featured on the Center for Galapagos Studies’ website!

    UNC Biology Ph.D. students, Esteban Agudo and Savannah Ryburn have been featured on the website for the Center for Galapagos Studies. Congratulations, Esteban and Savannah! The website post, called “UNC PhD students turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos,” … Continued

  • Daniel Matute awarded 2021 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize!

    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Matute, one of the winners of the 2021 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. According to the announcement, “The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been … Continued

  • Isabel Silve Romero and Diego Urquia

    Biology Graduate Students featured in Grad School Magazine!

    UNC Biology graduate students Isabel Silva Romero and Diego Urquía have been featured in the UNC Grad School Magazine. The article, “Passion for the Galapagos Brings Universidad San Francisco de Quito Alumni to Chapel Hill as Graduate Students,” describes the … Continued

  • Dr. Kelly Hogan: ASCB Feature

    Dr. Kelly Hogan authored the feature, “What students want in remote learning,” in the August issue of ASCB Newsletter.

  • Dr. Patricia Gensel: Science Magazine Perspectives

    Dr. Patricia Gensel’s Perspectives piece, “When did terrestrial plants arise,” is in the most recent issue of Science.

  • Ahmed Belghith selected as NIH UGSP Scholar!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology’s own undergraduate student, Ahmed Belghith, who has been selected as one of 15 students in the nation to be a UGSP Scholar with NIH! According to Teaching Assistant Professor Eric Hastie, this is extremely prestigious and … Continued

  • Delaney O’Connell’s first publication as a graduate student!

    Delaney O’Connell, a Ph.D. student in Brian Taylor’s lab, has been featured in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. “A computational framework for studying energetics and resource management in sea turtle migration and autonomous systems” is O’Connell’s first publication as a … Continued

  • Emily Harmon awarded the 2021 Howard McCarley Research Award!

    UNC Biology graduate student Emily Harmon has been awarded the 2021 Howard McCarley Research Award from the Southwestern Association of Naturalists (SWAN). Congratulations, Emily! From the press release: “The Southwestern Association of Naturalists is pleased to announce that graduate student … Continued

  • Kingsolver Lab featured in UNC Endeavors!

    Congratulations to Professor Joel Kingsolver‘s lab for their feature in UNC Endeavors. From the “Caterpillars in the Coal Mine” article: “Butterflies and moths are indicators of the overall health of an ecosystem. Through fieldwork, lab experiments, and computer modeling, researchers … Continued

  • Dan Ruiz featured in UNC Endeavors!

    Congratulations to Dan Ruiz on this UNC Endeavors article! Check out this amazing Chancellor Science Scholar and one of UNC Biology’s amazing undergraduates at this link: https://endeavors.unc.edu/dain-ruiz/

  • A big (belated!) congratulations to all our May 2021 Biology PhD graduates!

    A big (belated!) congratulations to all our May 2021 Biology Ph.D. graduates! This is a huge accomplishment and the department would like to extend our appreciation for all your hard work over the years. We wish you the best of … Continued

  • Andrew Willoughby featured in Plant Biology!

    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

    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!

    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

  • Lillie Searles featured by the College of Arts and Sciences!

    The UNC College of Arts and Sciences featured Biology’s own Lillie Searles in an article called “A 30-year odyssey from fruit fly eye color to new insights into gene expression.” Congratulations, Professor Emeritus Searles! Read the article here!

  • Maddox Lab featured in Molecular Biology of the Cell!

    Dr. Amy Maddox‘s lab’s publication has been accepted to Molecular Biology of the cell, a peer-reviewed journal owned by the American Society for Cell Biology. The publication is from a former undergraduate student and current postdoc. Dr. Maddox tweeted, “Septins … Continued

  • Dr. Bradley Dickerson Named 2021 Searle Scholar!

    Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Dickerson, named 2021 Searle Scholar for his research topic, Mapping the neural circuits that control precision timing in behavior. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research … Continued

  • Congratulations Dr. Moore!

    Congratulations to (newly Dr.) Elizabeth Moore, who just received an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology! She will be moving down the road to NC State, where she will be working on her postdoc project with Becky Irwin, Rob Dunn, … Continued

  • Sam White Awarded Tri-Beta Peer Mentor Award

    Congratulations to Sam White, who was awarded the 2020-2021 Tri-Beta Peer Mentor Award!

  • Tanner Fadero Awarded Biology Teaching Assistant Award!

    Congratulations to Tanner Fadero, who was awarded the 2020-2021 Biology Teaching Assistant Award! This award is presented by Tri-Beta. Tanner is a graduate student in Paul Maddox’s Lab.

  • Laura Ott Awarded 2020-2021 Tri-Beta Teaching Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Laura Ott, who was awarded the 2020-2021 Biology Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in the teaching of Biology! This award is presented by Tri-Beta. Dr. Ott is a Biology Teaching Professor.

  • Three Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

    Drs. Kerry S. Bloom, Joe Kieber, and Ted Salmon have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Congratulations, all! From the website: “The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an … Continued

  • Congrats to our Biology Undergraduate Research Award Winners

    The Biology Undergraduate Awards Committee met last week to select this year’s Awardees. It was a tough task and required much deliberation, as all of the students did an outstanding job. Here are the awards recipients: Kylie VanDerMolen has been … Continued

  • Gladfelter Lab featured in Nature Methods Technology Feature!

    Congratulations, Gladfelter Lab! The Feature, titled “Filamentous fungus Ashbya gossypii” describes one of the Gladfelter Lab’s videos that shows a “busy structure with wavy, thin branches dotted with sparkling pearls” (pictured right). Ashbya gossypii is among the fungi that the … Continued

  • Eric Hastie & Laura Ott funded by UNC IAH for their TikTok project!

    Eric Hastie and Laura Ott awarded funding by UNC IAH for their TikTok Biology @ UNC project! For this project, they will examine the implementation of the new #Learnon TikTok approach to teaching 2 courses – BIOL 101H and BIOL … Continued

  • Professor Goldstein’s Science-Art Rocks!

    Professor Bob Goldstein’s screen-printing has been featured on the UNC College of Arts & Science’s website! From the article: “Professor Bob Goldstein began making gig posters to advertise biologists giving on-campus talks about their research in 2004. Since then, he’s … Continued

  • Professor Dangl Awarded Martin Gibbs Medal

    Professor Jeff Dangl has been awarded the 2021 Martin Gibbs Medal of the American Society of Plant Biologists! The Martin Gibbs Medal was instituted by the Society’s executive committee in 1993 to honor Martin Gibbs, editor of Plant Physiology from … Continued

  • Dangl Lab featured in Cell Host & Microbe!

    Nicholas Colaianni, Ph.D. student in the Dangl lab, collaborates with researchers at the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI) of Molecular Plant Biology and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for back-to-back papers in Cell Host & Microbe. From the article, the … Continued

  • ANNOUNCING: Greg Copenhaver, Sr. Associate Dean for Research & Innovations

    Greg Copenhaver has been appointed as the new Senior Associate Dean for Research & Innovations for the UNC College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1st. Congratulations to Greg! From Dean Terry Rhodes: “Greg will bring a wealth of experience … Continued

  • Dr. Maria Servedio, 2023 President American Society of Naturalists!

    Congratulations to Dr. Maria Servedio, elected as the 2023 President of American Society of Naturalists! ASN is a membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to … Continued

  • Publications from Bloom Lab!

    Below are recent publications by members of the Bloom Lab. Undergraduate researchers/authors are in bold. He, Y.; Lawrimore, J.; Cook, D.; Van Gorder, E.E.; De Larminat, S.C.; Adalsteinsson, D.; Forest, MG; Bloom, K. (2020) Statistical mechanics of chromosomes: In vivo … Continued

  • Jiyue (Jeff) Huang featured in BMC Genomics!

    Dr. Jiyue (Jeff) Huang a postdoctoral associate in the Copenhaver lab has published a paper in BMC Genomics entitled “Comparative transcriptomic analysis of thermally stressed Arabidopsis thaliana meiotic recombination mutants” together with our colleagues from Fudan University in Shanghai. Congratulations, … Continued

  • Gregory Copenhaver featured in Frontiers in Plant Science!

    Professor Gregory Copenhaver has published a collaborative paper in Frontiers in Plant Science entitled “The Role of Chromatid Interference in Determining Meiotic Crossover Patterns” together with his colleagues from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. The paper provides a new way … Continued

  • Congratulations to the Phi Beta Kappa Initiates!

    Congratulations to the following spring 2021 Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Allen, Zachary Paul (“Zach”) Boone, James Dylan (“Dylan”) Chan, Priscilla Cicalo, Alyssa Nina Crater, Caroline Victoria Dave, Mili Furlong, Anna Grace Greaves, Emily Piper Gupta, Anahita Hercules Alfaro, Daniela Del … Continued

  • Hagadorn Award Winner and Runner-Up 2021

    Congratulations to the 2021 Hagadorn Award Winner and Runner-Up!

    Congratulations to 2021 Hagadorn Award recipient Ralph Alberto and runner-up Lauren McCormick! In the words of Professor Mark Peifer, “The Biology Department at UNC-Chapel Hill is fortunate to have many remarkable students. In addition to Awards given to seniors on … Continued

  • Brian Taylor’s magnetoreception research featured in Endeavors!

    UNC Biology’s Brian Taylor‘s research has been featured in “Nature’s Compass,” an article in the most recent issue of Endeavors. Congratulations, Brian! From the article: “How can animals travel thousands of miles on a migratory path yet most people need … Continued