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Gregory Copenhaver surrounded by plants in his biology lab.

Carolina innovator inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

Gregory Copenhaver, director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute for Convergent Science, has been named a 2024 senior member by the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his work as both an innovator and a mentor to future inventors.

Two biologists win Chan Zuckerberg Initiative competitive neuroscience grant

Biologists Celia Shiau and En Yang at UNC-Chapel Hill have been awarded a competitive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant to tackle unsolved grand challenges in neurodegenerative diseases and fundamental neuroscience.

A researcher holding a laptop and wearing augmented reality glasses examines a model of a person, a red stick figure-like construction, through the AR technology.

Computer science team uses AR to treat Parkinson’s

Their software and augmented reality headsets allow clinicians to analyze patient movement and guide physical therapy.

Abigail Knight and Sidney Wilkerson-Hill in chemistry are the recipients of 2024 Sloan Fellowships. (photo by Donn Young)

Sloan Fellowships awarded to two Carolina chemists

Abigail Knight and Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, assistant professors in the department of chemistry in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded 2024 Sloan Research Fellowships, among the most prestigious awards given to early-career scientists.

Lucas Adelino in the arboretum

Bridging human and computer languages

Master’s student Lucas Adelino followed his passion for computational linguistics and natural language understanding to Carolina.

Huong Kratochvil smiles at the camera in her lab.

A passion for proteins

“Understanding how proteins function will help guide our understanding of how to develop drugs when proteins go rogue,” says UNC chemist Huong Kratochvil.

Shelby Baez sits at a computer in her lab.

The psychology of sport injury

Shelby Baez, an assistant professor in the department of exercise and sport science, helps patients address their fears of returning to sport after traumatic knee injuries.