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Ahmed, Shawn
Professor
216 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-4780
shawn@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Telomere biology and germ cell immortality
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Baldwin, Albert S., Jr.
William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor
22-000 Lineberger Cancer Center
(919) 966-3652
abaldwin@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Regulation of gene expression, and control of oncogenesis and apoptosis.
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Barry, Edward G.
Professor (Emeritus)
439 Wilson Hall
(919) 962-6933

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Bautch, Victoria L.
Beverly Long Chapin Distinguished Professor
415 Fordham Hall
(919) 966-6797
bautch@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Animal Models of Vascular Development and Endothelial Cell Biology
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Bloom, Kerry S.
Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor
623 Fordham Hall
205 Coker Hall (Chair)
(919) 962-1182
kerry_bloom@unc.edu

Research interests: Molecular Biology; Chromosome and Spindle Dynamics
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Bruno, John
Professor
340 Wilson Hall

jbruno@unc.edu

Research interests: Marine and Climate Change Ecology
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Burch, Christina
Professor
Associate Chair, Development

3163 Genome Sciences Building
919-962-4445
cburch@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Experimental Evolution of Viruses
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Burmeister, Sabrina
Professor
316 Wilson Hall
(919)-843-5105
sburmeister@unc.edu

Research interests: Neurobiology & behavior
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Conlon, Frank
Professor
220 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-5500
frank_conlon@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Developmental Genetics
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Copenhaver, Gregory P.
Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Convergent Science
Associate Dean of Research & Innovation

4161 Genome Sciences Building

gcopenhaver@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Genetics
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Costa, James
Adjunct Professor
Director, Highlands Biological Station



costa@email.wcu.edu

Research interests:
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Crews, Stephen
Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Adjunct Professor of Biology
2151 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 423-8236
steve_crews@unc.edu

Research interests: Drosophila Nervous System Development; Gene Regulation
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Dangl, Jeff
HHMI Investigator and John N. Couch Professor
4260 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4469
dangl@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Plant and Pathogen Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology, Plant Disease Resistance and Plant Metagenomics
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DeSaix, Jean S.
Teaching Professor
302 Coker Hall
(919) 929-1580
jdesaix@email.unc.edu

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Dowen, Jill
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics Department, Biology Department
3360 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-8132
jilldowen@unc.edu

Research interests: Three-dimensional genome architecture and gene regulation in development and disease
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Dowen, Rob
Assistant Professor
321 Fordham Hall
858-736-6579
dowen@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Regulation of fat metabolism during development, aging, and disease
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Duronio, Robert J.
Professor & Department Chair
Director of the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences

3350 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4568
duronio@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Epigenetic control of the cell cycle during animal development
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Evans, Mara
STEM Teaching Associate Professor
104A Wilson Hall
(919) 843-7107
mara1@email.unc.edu

Research interests:
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Feduccia, Alan
S. K. Heninger Distinguished Professor (Emeritus)
216 Wilson Hall
(919) 962-3050
feduccia@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Avian Evolution, Paleobiology and Systematics
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Fodrie, F. Joel
Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology Department
157 Coker Hall, 3431 Arendell Street, Morehead CIty, NC
(252) 726-6841 ext. 149
jfodrie@unc.edu

Research interests: Coastal Biological Oceanography
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Furey, Terry
Professor
5022 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-7033
tsfurey@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Genetics of gene regulation in complex traits; Computational genomics; Chromatin biology; Crohn's disease; Environmental toxicogenomics
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Gabrielson, Paul
Adjunct Assistant Professor
3144 Genome Sciences Building

drseaweed@hotmail.com

Research interests: Biodiversity and Biogeography of Marine Algae (seaweeds)
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Garland, Alaina
Teaching Assistant Professor
135 Wilson Hall

agarland@email.unc.edu

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Gensel, Patricia G.
Professor
414 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6937
pgensel@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Paleobotany
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Gladfelter, Amy
Professor
2412 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-7299
amyglad@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Cytoskeleton dynamics, biophysical cell biology, cytoplasm organization
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Goldstein, Bob
James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor
616 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-8575
bobg@unc.edu

Research interests: Cell Biology of Development, Evolution of Development, Tolerance of Extremes
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Gordon, Kacy
Assistant Professor
Lab 316 Fordham, Office 315
(919)962-2164
kacy.gordon@unc.edu

Research interests: Duplicate gene function in the germ line stem cell niche
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Grant, Sarah R.
Research Professor (Emeritus)
4258 Genome Sciences Building

sgrant@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Plant-Microbe Interactions
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Harris, Albert K.
Professor
103 Wilson Hall

akharris@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Cell Motility & Pattern Formation
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Hastie, Eric
Teaching Assistant Professor
235 Wilson Hall

ehastie@email.unc.edu

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Hedrick, Tyson L.
Professor
Associate Chair, Space

301 Coker Hall
(919) 962-0757
thedrick@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Biomechanics and Animal Locomotion
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Hige, Toshihide
Assistant Professor
3157 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4736
hige@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Neurophysiology and Behavior in Drosophila
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Hogan, Kelly A.
STEM Teaching Professor
Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation, College of Arts & Sciences

104B Wilson Hall

kelly_hogan@unc.edu

Research interests: Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusive learning in large STEM courses
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Hommersand, Max H.
Professor (Emeritus)
407 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6938
hommersand@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Morphology; Systematics and Biogeography of the Marine Algae
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Hurlbert, Allen
Professor
331 Wilson Hall
(919) 843-9930
hurlbert@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Biodiversity, Biogeography, Macroecology
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Johnson, Corey
Teaching Professor
210 Wilson Hall

johnsonc@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Curriculum and Instruction
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Jones, Alan M.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
312 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6932
alan_jones@unc.edu

Research interests: Signal Perception and the Regulation of Growth and Development
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Jones, Corbin
Professor
3159 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4443
cdjones@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
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Kieber, Joseph
Kenan Distinguished Professor
4163 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4455
jkieber@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Molecular Genetic Analysis of Ethylene and Cytokinin Action in Arabidopsis
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Kier, William M.
Professor
313B Wilson Hall (Lab)
(919) 962-5017 (Lab Office)
billkier@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Biomechanics of marine invertebrates and musculoskeletal systems
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Kingsolver, Joel G.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
108 Coker Hall
(919) 843-6291
jgking@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Environmental physiology; evolutionary ecology; population biology; climate change
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Laederach, Alain
Professor
3354 Genome Sciences Building
919-962-4565
alain@unc.edu

Research interests: Disease-associated mutations and their effect on RNA Structure
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Lohmann, Catherine
Teaching Associate Professor
402 Coker Hall
(919) 962-3216
clohmann@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Behavior, Neuroscience, Sensory Biology, and Conservation of Marine Animals
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Lohmann, Kenneth J.
Charles P. Postelle, Jr. Distinguished Professor
403 Coker Hall
(919) 843-4508
klohmann@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Behavior, Neuroscience, Sensory Ecology, and Conservation Biology of Marine Animals
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Maddox, Amy Shaub
Professor
Associate Chair, Academic Affairs

408 Fordham Hall
919-843-3228
asm@unc.edu

Research interests: Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Cell Division
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Maddox, Paul
Associate Professor
William Burwell Harrison Scholar

307 Fordham Hall
919-843-8637
pmaddox@unc.edu

Research interests: Mitotic Mechanisms and Chromosome Dynamics
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Maroni, Gustavo
Professor (Emeritus); Biology Advisor
G015D Steele Building
(919) 929-8863
gmaroni@unc.edu

Research interests: Gene Organization and Expression in Drosophila
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Marzluff, William F.
William Rand Kenan Professor
208 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2140
marzluff@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Regulation of RNA Metabolism in Animal Cells
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Matera, Gregory
Professor
3352 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4567
matera@unc.edu

Research interests: RNA Processing: Biogenesis of Small Ribonucleoproteins in Health and Disease
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Matson, Steven W.
Professor
502 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-0005
smatson@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: DNA Helicases in Nucleic Acid Metabolism
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Matthysse, Ann G.
Professor
304 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6941
ann_matthysse@unc.edu

Research interests: Genetics and mechanisms of the interactions of bacteria with plant surfaces
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Matute, Daniel
Professor
3161 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4442
dmatute@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Evolutionary Biology
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McCoy, Sophie
Assistant Professor
334 Wilson Hall

sophie.mccoy@unc.edu

Research interests: Community Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Marine and Aquatic Systems
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McKay, Daniel J.
Associate Professor, Biology Department and Genetics Department
3358 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 843-2064
dmckay1@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Developmental Genomics
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Mitchell, Charles E.
Professor
411 Coker Hall

mitchell@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Disease Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Community Ecology
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Nagpal, Punita
Research Assistant Professor
318 Coker Hall
(919) 843-4027
punita@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Plant Signal Transduction and Development
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Nimchuk, Zachary
Associate Professor
4155 Genome Sciences Building
919-962-4460
zackn@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Plant developmental genetics and stem cell regulation
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Ott, Laura
Teaching Assistant Professor
104A Wilson Hall

leott@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Curriculum and instruction, assessment, inclusive learning strategies
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Peet, Robert K.
Research Professor
413 Coker Hall
(919) 962-6942
peet@unc.edu

Research interests: Plant Ecology, Plant Geography, EcoInformatics
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Peifer, Mark
Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor
521 Fordham Hall

peifer@unc.edu

Research interests: Cell adhesion, signal transduction, and cytoskeletal regulation in development and disease
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Pfennig, David W.
Professor
320 Wilson Hall

dpfennig@unc.edu

Research interests: Evolution, Ecology, Developmental Biology
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Pfennig, Karin
Professor
319 Wilson Hall
(919) 843-5590
kpfennig@unc.edu

Research interests: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
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Reed, Jason W.
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

305 Coker Hall
(919) 962-5640
jreed@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Plant Signal Transduction and Development
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Rogers, Steve
Associate Professor
422 Fordham Hall

srogers@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Cell Biology of the Cytoskeleton, Cell Migration, and Morphogenesis
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Salmon, Edward D.
Research Professor (Retired James Larkin and Iona Mae Ballou Distinguished Professor)
608 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2265
tsalmon@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Microscopy, Microtubule Assembly, Microtubule Motors, and The Mechanism of Chromosome Movement
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Searles, Lillie L.
Professor Emeritus
508 Fordham Hall
(919) 966-4989
lsearles@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Regulation of nuclear RNA degradation/RNA quality control
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Sekelsky, Jeff
Professor
303 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-9400
sekelsky@unc.edu

Research interests: DNA Repair and Recombination
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Septer, Alecia
Adjunct Associate Professor
4202C Venable/Murray Hall
(919) 843-3410
asepter@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Interbacterial interactions affecting community structure and function; Genetic determinants of bacterial social interactions; Marine host-microbe interactions
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Servedio, Maria R.
Professor
404 Coker Hall
(919) 843-2692
servedio@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Evolutionary Theory
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Shemer, Gidi
Teaching Professor/Advisor
213A Coker Hall

bishemer@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Advising, Curriculum and Instruction
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Shiau, Celia
Assistant Professor
2159 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-7010
shiauce@unc.edu

Research interests: Crosstalk between immune and nervous systems; macrophages and microglia; immune activation and inflammation; vertebrate development
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Slep, Kevin
Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Diversity & Inclusion

402 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-4858
KSlep@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Cytoskeletal Structure and Dynamics
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Sockman, Keith W.
Associate Professor
228 Wilson Hall
(919) 962-1379

Research interests: Behavioral and Physiological Ecology
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Stafford, Darrel W.
Professor
442 Wilson Hall
(919) 962-0597
dws@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Molecular Biology
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Stegenga, Barbara
Teaching Lab Supervisor
211 Coker Hall

bstegenga@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Curriculum and Instruction, Student Advising
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Stiven, Alan E.
Professor (Emeritus)
429 Wilson Hall

alan_stiven[at]unc.edu

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Stuart, Bryan
Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology Department
318 Wilson Hall
(919) 707-8861
bryan.stuart@naturalsciences.org

Research interests: Biodiversity, systematics, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles
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Taylor, Brian
Assistant Professor
Coker 301A
919-962-8508
bkt2@live.unc.edu

Research interests: Animal Magnetoreception and Navigation; Robotics; Bio-Engineering
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Tie, Jian-Ke
Research Associate Professor
438 Wilson Hall
(919) 962-2267
jktie@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Structure-function study of enzymes in the vitamin K cycle
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Vision, Todd J.
Associate Professor
3155 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4479
tjv@bio.unc.edu

Research interests: Computational genetics, genome evolution and the architecture of complex traits
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Waitt, Damon Edward
Director, NC Botanical Garden; Adjunct Professor of the Practice, Biology
North Carolina Botanical Garden

dwaitt@unc.edu

Research interests: Biodiversity Informatics, Citizen Science, Conservation Biology, Invasive Species, Plant Reproductive Biology
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Weakley, Alan S.
Adjunct Associate Professor; Director, UNC Herbarium
419 Coker Hall
(919) 619-1101
weakley@unc.edu

Research interests: Plant Systematics, Floristics, Biogeography, Conservation Planning, Bioinformatics, Vegetation Classification and Mapping
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Werner, Michael
Research Assistant Professor
407 Fordham Hall

werner@email.unc.edu

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White, Peter S.
Professor
406 Coker Hall

peter.white@unc.edu

Research interests: Plant Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biodiversity
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Wiley, R. Haven
Professor (Emeritus)
323 Wilson Hall
(919) 962-1340
haven_wiley@unc.edu

Research interests: Animal Behavior, Communication, and Social Organization
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Willett, Christopher S.
Research Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

406 Coker Hall
(919) 843-8663
willett4@email.unc.edu

Research interests: Molecular population and evolutionary genetics
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Williams, Scott
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology Department
605A Brinkhous-Bullitt Building
(919) 966-2737
scott_williams@med.unc.edu

Research interests: Developmental and stem cell biology of epithelia; asymmetric cell division
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Yeh, Elaine
Research Professor
603 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2331
elaine_yeh@unc.edu

Research interests: Nuclear division in yeast: cell cycle control; microtubule motor proteins and the cytoskeleton.
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Yitbarek, Senay
Assistant Professor
Peter Thacher Grauer Fellow

2155 Genome Sciences Building

senay@unc.edu

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Zwemer, Lillian
Teaching Assistant Professor
212 Coker Hall

lmzwemer@email.unc.edu

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