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Study: Sea level rise shifts habitat for endangered Florida Keys species

A new study describes the response to sea level rise by an endangered species only found in the Florida Keys. Paul Taillie, the lead author, completed the study as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida and is now an assistant professor of geography at UNC.


A graduate student looks through a microscope.

Using “optical tweezers” to advance nanomedicine

Zijie Yan, associate professor of applied physical sciences, is using light to tackle significant challenges in the field of nanoscience.


Savannah Ryburn stands on steps leading down to the water. She is holding a clipboard and wearing a hat.

Shark Week researcher: Savannah Ryburn

Savannah Ryburn is a Ph.D. 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.


Sarah Vickers sits at a desk in her lab

Rising senior Sarah Vickers researches “ghost particles”

Her work to help detect neutrinoless double beta decay could help explain why there is significantly more matter than antimatter in the universe


Stylized sketches depicting creativity and innovation, including a lightbulb, rocket ship, gears and books.

Supporting Carolina researchers

To expand UNC-Chapel Hill’s capacity to pursue team science, the Office of Research Development (ORD) fosters collaboration, accelerates innovation, and supports groundbreaking discoveries.


A student and teacher look on a small slide during a class in the opulent Wilson Library Reading Room.

Southern voices, future leaders

The inaugural cohort of Southern Futures Undergraduate Fellows is paving the way for generations of Tar Heels interested in deeply engaging with the South through student-led research and community-driven activism.


Rose Houck sits with her laptop at the NC Collaboratory office.

Environmental research making a difference in North Carolina

Rising junior Rose Houck uses knowledge from her biology and applied data science courses to research water quality and flood resiliency issues.