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Victor Ilevbare. Photo by the Biology Ambassadors Program.

From Ebola to COVID-19: One student’s drive to fight infectious diseases

Carolina junior Victor Ilevbare has been through an epidemic and a pandemic, both of which informed his interest in medicine.


The motility of plant-colonizing bacteria is largely dependent on flagellin. as shown in this complex scientific diagram.

International team collaborates on new research about bacteria and plants

An international team of researchers, including Jeffery Dangl at UNC-Chapel Hill, uses two complementary approaches to unveil a co-evolutionary mechanism between bacteria and plants — and also explain complex immune response patterns observed in the wild.


Jill enjoying a hike to Cerro Tijeretas on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.

Sharing her Galapagos research

International Womenʼs Day is an opportunity to celebrate the social, professional and cultural achievements of women all over the world. Today Jill Stewart, deputy director of the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, talks about her research.


University Teaching Awards collage. Clockwise from top: Elizabeth Havice, Frank Leibfarth, Richard Goldberg, Brian Taylor, Yuki Aratake.

Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Learn more about how one professor made his large classes feel small and another showed how topics studied in class are applied and used .


Carolina scientists earn prestigious Keck Award

UNC-Chapel Hill scientists Charles Carter, Qi Zhang, and Abigail Knight were awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to answer the age-old question: How did life on Earth begin?


Nature’s Compass

How can animals travel thousands of miles on a migratory path yet most people need to rely on GPS to get around town? UNC researcher Brian Taylor explores the ability of many animals to use the earth’s magnetic field for navigation in hopes of improving humanmade systems.


Chemist Jeffrey Dick awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

Jeffrey Dick, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was recently named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow.