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  • Our own Hínár Schrader Polczer featured in Endeavors!

    György “Hínár” Schrader Polczer has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 22 years as a technology support analyst for the Department of Biology within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. What brought you to Carolina? I’m originally from Hungary and … Read more

  • Goldstein Lab introduces student to the joys of tardigrades!

    Lilly Papell is a senior majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and creative writing within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She studies how genome organization within microscopic animals called tardigrades plays a role in how they survive … Read more

  • Copenhaver Lab Published in Nature Communications

    The Copenhaver lab has published a paper Nature Communications SCFRMF mediates degradation of the meiosis-specific recombinase DMC1 which describes how a key meiotic protein is regulated by a degradation process that ensures it is removed when no longer needed. Disruption … Read more

  • New Nimchuk lab Nature Plants paper looking at how plants make flowers across different temperatures

    Featuring Graduate Students Amala John and Elizabeth Smith. Plant body plans are elaborated in response to both environmental and endogenous cues. How these inputs intersect to promote growth and development remains poorly understood. During reproductive development, central zone stem cell … Read more

  • Dr. Laura Ott & Colleagues Celebrate Landmark Collaboration in DC-Area Consortium

    In 2018, faculty at UMBC and four of its top-sending community colleges embarked on a project with an ambitious mission: improve students’ quantitative skills in biological contexts, and eliminate the achievement gap between transfer and direct-entry students in courses requiring … Read more

  • Congratulations Oscar Arroyo, 2023 HHMI Gilliam Fellow!

    Congratulations to Biology doctoral student Oscar Arroyo and mentor Dan McKay for Oscar’s new HHMI Gilliam Fellowship to Advance Equity & Inclusion in Science. These awards recognize outstanding science, paired with dedicated mentorship and leadership.

  • Savannah Ryburn featured in Research UNCovered!

    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 … Read more

  • Bruno Lab Grad Student Teaching in the Galápagos!

    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.

  • Senay Yitbarek Published in Journal of Ecological Applications

    Urban mosquito distributions are modulated by socioeconomic status and environmental traits in the USA

  • Grad Student Katherine Malinski Published in Journal of Experimental Biology

    Congratulations to Biology graduate student Katherine Malinski, whose research on hornworms, parasitoids and climate change was recently highlighted in Journal of Experimental Biology!

  • Dr. Alan Weakley and his team launch FloraQuest app!

    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 … Read more

  • Joe Kieber Named 2023 Shang-Fa Lecturer

    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 … Read more

  • FY24 Research Grant Award!

    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!

    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 … Read more

  • Dr. Hige Featured in UNC endeavors!

    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 … Read more

  • Dr. Gidi Shemer Receives Academic Advising Award!

    Dr. Gidi Shemer has been selected as the 2022-2023 winner of the Class of 1996 Advising Award!!! Thank you for all that you do for our students and our department!!!

  • Dr. Gidi Shemer receives Faculty Mentoring Award!

    Dr. Gidi Shemer has been awarded the 2023 Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Faculty Mentoring Award for “Faculty Mentor to Undergraduate Mentees” – thank you for being such an important mentor to our students!!!

  • Jeff Dangl elected member of Royal Society!

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeff Dangl, who was elected as a member of the Royal Society for his highly impactful research regarding plant immunity. This is an incredible honor and a testament to Jeff’s outstanding career as a … Read more

  • Gidi Shemer receives Mentorship Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Gidi Shemer, one of four recipients this year of The Carolina Covenant Scholars “Clark & Kessler Award” for outstanding mentorship. This award honors the memories of Dr. Fred Clark and Mr. Frank Kessler who served as extraordinary … Read more

  • Laura Ott wins the SUTASA at the Chancellor’s Awards!

    Congrats to Laura Ott who won the Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award (SUTASA) as part of the Chancellor’s Awards!

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    Laura Ott and Vikram Puri win Teaching Award!

    Biology Teaching Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Ott, and BIOL 101L Teaching Assistant Vikram Puri have won the UNC Out in STEM Inclusive Teaching Award this year! This award is given to a professor and a TA from UNC’s STEM departments … Read more

  • Alayna Mackiewicz receives P.E.O. Scholar Award!

    Congratulations to Alayna Mackiewicz for receiving a P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2023-2024 academic year. These awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. Congrats Alayna!

  • Jeff Sekelsky wins Graduate School Award!

    Congratulations to Jeff Sekelsky for winning the 2023 Graduate School Award for Excellence in Graduate Student and Academic Program Support for his decade-long work directing the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Jeff’s work has had a huge impact on … Read more

  • Matthew Lu wins Hagadorn Award!

    Each year the Undergraduate Honors Committee selects a junior Biology major as the Irvine Hagadorn Award recipient, based on academic and research excellence and contributions to the Biology Department. We review an outstanding group of students, and the choice is … Read more

  • Esteban Agudo receives Dissertation Fellowship!

    Congratulations to Esteban Agudo, who has been selected to receive a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from The Graduate School for AY2023-2024!

  • Congratulations to the Phi Beta Kappa Inductees!

    Congratulations to the Phi Beta Kappa Spring 2023 Inductees! Check out this article on the society and this semester’s inductees. Congratulations to: Oyindamola O’temu Ajasa Bilar Nizar Azzam Connor Jarrett Blevins Garrison Wallace Bullard Natalie Lauren Clark Rami Zahi Darawsheh … Read more

  • Lohmann Lab Members win Editor’s Choice Award!

    Ken and Cathy Lohmann and grad students Kayla Goforth, Alayna Mackiewicz, and Dana Lim were authors of a paper entitled “Magnetic maps and animal navigation” that won the Journal of Comparative Physiology’s 2023 Editor’s Choice Award. The editors declared it … Read more

  • Ken Lohmann given Lifetime Achievement Award!

    Congratulations to Ken Lohmann who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sea Turtle Society! Check out the full list of past award recipients here.

  • Kerry Bloom featured on DG Early-Morning Show!

    Kerry Bloom has been featured on an episode of the DG Early-Morning Show podcast! The episode, entitled “Dr. Kerry Bloom talks about engineering chromosomes, 3D printing centromeres, solutions to improve America’s outdated education system,” is available where you listen to … Read more

  • Frank Conlon published in Nature!

    Be sure to check out “Sex-chromosome mechanisms in cardiac development and disease” by Frank Conlon and Arthur Arnold in the Nature Cardiovascular Research journal! Read about it here.

  • Congrats to the NSF GRFP Awardees!

    Congratulations to Eva Mei Shouse and Madelina Marquez, current Department of Biology graduate students, who have been awarded NSF GRFPs! Madelina’s research is in environmental microbiology, cyanobacteria, trophic ecology, and secondary metabolites, and is advised by Sophie McCoy. Eva’s research … Read more

  • Bill Burk’s New Book: Putting Down Roots

    Newly released and available on Amazon: Putting Down Roots: Foundations of Botany at Carolina February 20, 2023 $54.00 – 616 pages by William R. Burk (Author) This book traces the development of the academic discipline of botany at the University … Read more

  • Amy Gladfelter Elected into the American Academy of Microbiology!

    Congratulations to Dr. Amy Gladfelter for being one of 65 to be elected into the American Academy of Microbiology! From the website, “Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the ASM, … Read more

  • Professor Emeritus Peter White book wins a 2023 Dartmouth Medal!

    Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Peter White, whose new book The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems wins the 2023 Dartmouth Medal for most outstanding reference work via the American Library Association! Read the full announcement here.

  • Sophie McCoy awarded NSF CAREER Grant!

    Congratulations to Sophie McCoy for receiving an NSF CAREER Grant! From the Chair: “Professional success of our junior faculty is a key way that our department stays vibrant. So I’m excited to share that Sophie McCoy has just been officially … Read more

  • Seth Alexander wins Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching!

    Congratulations to Seth Alexander for winning the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants! From the announcement: Seth teaches courses in biology, teaching many pre-med students. He took a gap year to get a Master’s in … Read more

  • Savannah Ryburn awarded Galapagos Seed Grant!

    Congratulations to Savannah Ryburn for being awarded funding for her proposal “Movement patterns and habitat use of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks!” From the award letter: “On behalf of Amanda Thompson and Diego Riveros-Iregui, I’m happy to report that you have … Read more

  • Printmaking and Biology Art Show!

    Be sure to check out Printmaking and Biology’s one-day art show in the bottom floor lobby of the Genome Science Building on January 13th from 4 to 6 pm! More info is below: Artist/Scientist: Printmaking and Biology A one-day show … Read more

  • Senay Yitbarek Awarded First Competitive Grant!

    Congratulations to Senay Yitbarek for being awarded his first competitive grant! This seed grant is from the Center for Galapagos Studies and is entitled “The interplay between global change and host-pathogen dynamics.” Congratulations, Senay!

  • Rob Dowen granted Junior Faculty Development Award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Rob Dowen, who has been granted a Junior Faculty Development Award by the office of Provost J. Christopher Clemens!

  • Isabel Silva-Romero featured by UNC Endeavors!

    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 … Read more

  • Rachel DuMez featured in Grad School Magazine!

    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 … Read more

  • Copenhaver Lab published in PNAS!

    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 … Read more

  • Kacy Gordon featured by UNC Research!

    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 … Read more

  • Undergraduate Amber Amparo wins Poster Award!

    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 … Read more

  • Amy Gladfelter featured in Nature!

    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!

    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 … Read more

  • Joel Kingsolver’s Lab featured in Photo Essay!

    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!

    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 … Read more

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

    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 … Read more

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    Jill Dowen Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

    Congratulations to Jill Dowen, Associate Professor in the Biochemistry & Biophysics Department and the Biology Department, who received tenure as a UNC faculty effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Dowen received her BS from the University of Iowa, her PhD from … Read more

  • Copenhaver Lab published in PNAS!

    The Copenhaver lab has published a collaborative paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled “DNA polymerase epsilon interacts with SUVH2/9 to repress the expression of genes associated with meiotic DSB hotspot in Arabidopsis” which shows that … Read more

  • Undergrad Emma Rudy Srebnik featured on CGS’s website!

    Congratulations to Emma Rudy Srebnik for being featured on the Center for Galapagos Studies’ website for her impressive undergraduate career. To read more about her academic journey and travels from Japan to the Galapagos, check out the article here.

  • Dr. Nat Prunet wins Nikon imaging award!

    Congratulations to Dr. Nat Prunet for winning 8th place in the 2022 Photomicrography Competition at Nikon! Be sure to check out the image, “Growing tip of a red algae,” here.

  • Undergrad Madison Milotte featured on UNC’s website!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology undergraduate student Madison Milotte for being featured on UNC’s website. The article, “UNC junior studies how climate change might disrupt butterfly life cycles,” highlights Milotte’s use of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to complete their … Read more

  • Rebecca Van Hoeck awarded NOAA Fellowship!

    Rebecca Van Hoeck, a Biology graduate student in Joel Fodrie’s lab, has been awarded the NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. This fellowship supports graduate students with interests in ocean, coastal and Great Lake resources and in the national … Read more

  • Professor Emeritus Peter White Publishes New Book!

    Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Peter White whose new book is just out: The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems by Herman Shugart, Peter White, Sassan Saatchi, Jérôme Chave. It’s a textbook that’s also a work of … Read more

  • Hooker Distinguished Professor Mark Peifer Published in PNAS!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology’s own Hooker Distinguished Professor Mark Peifer for being published in PNAS! The article, entitled “To condense or not to condense: Wnt regulation by centrosome-nucleated biomolecular condensates” can be found here. Congratulations, Professor Peifer!

  • Keith Sockman’s Lab Featured in Endeavors!

    “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 … Read more

  • Eric Hastie Featured in The Chronicle!

    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!

    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 … Read more

  • Madelina Marquez featured by Grad School Magazine!

    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.

  • Aziz Sancar featured on UNC Health’s website!

    Congratulations to UNC Biology’s adjunct faculty member Dr. Aziz Sancar for an important anti-cancer discovery featured on the UNC Health website. From the website: “Experiments from the UNC School of Medicine lab of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, … Read more

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Applicant Workshop!

    The Graduate School and the UNC-CH Materials Research Society are partnering with faculty members, Dr. Sophie McCoy, Biology, and Dr. Ashalla Freeman, Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program, to offer a four-part workshop series for students interested in applying for the … Read more

  • Kelly Hogan’s new book featured in Endeavors!

    Be sure to check out this Endeavors article which features Kelly Hogan’s and Viji Sathy’s new book, Inclusive Teaching! Find the article here.

  • Allen Hurlbert featured on UNC’s The Well!

    Dr. Allen Hurlbert has been featured in an article on The Well titled “How to help endangered monarch butterflies.” From the article: “Allen Hurlbert, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ biology department, researches the impact of climate change … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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, … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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. … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more