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UNC-Chapel Hill research funding tops $1.2 billion

Research at Carolina drives innovation and breakthroughs in many fields of impactful study, from gene therapies and drug development to population studies to coastal resilience.


Left: John Bruno holds a Galapagos brittle star — an “echinoderm” that is related to sea urchins and sea stars. Right: John Bruno stands on a bed of rocks near the water.

Tar Heels in the field in the Galapagos

Meet some of the Carolina researchers who are conducting their research more than 2,600 miles away on the Galapagos Islands. Many of these researchers are in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Colleen McCann stands in front of a dramatic staircase. She wears a dark green suit.

An interview with senior Colleen McCann

The Tar Heel studies proteins to diminish diseases, such as heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about her in this Q&A with UNC Research.


A headshot of Jordan Feldman who wears a Puma t-shirt

Inside Puma’s performance lab with senior Jordan Feldman

The biomedical and health sciences engineering student in the College is putting her skills to work this summer as a member of Puma’s Footwear Innovation team.


Varun Potlapalli stands in front of the Old Well. A graphic overlaid on top of the image reads #GDTBATH Varun Potlapalli

Chancellor’s Science Scholar Varun Potlapalli has eyes on his future

The rising senior and biochemistry major spent this summer shadowing doctors and attending grand rounds at UNC Hospitals to prepare for his MD-Ph.D. program post-graduation.


Mary Kate Mauney holds up a worm found in the team’s sifter. Another student looks at the find.

Carolina rising senior helps piece together the past

During this summer’s archaeology field school through the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum in Archaeology, Mary Kate Mauney uncovered pieces of life from the 1600s.


A close up of the Old Well's Carolina blue dome in the summer

AIxB selected for 2021-2022 Creativity Hubs award

The award will support an interdisciplinary team from the 2021-2022 competitive funding round working to build a collaborative ecosystem for innovation in Artificial Intelligence and the Biological Sciences.