Skip to main content

View a list of departments in natural sciences & mathematics.

 

Joel Fodrie stands on a boat holding a fish.

Estuarine ecologist measures NC’s marine health

With the help of the N.C. Collaboratory, Joel Fodrie of the Institute of Marine Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences is leading a landmark study of coastal resources.


Collage of the two winners, from left, Amy Gladfelter and Robert Hummer.

Hummer and Gladfelter named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The newest members of the prestigious academy come from the departments of sociology and biology.


Background image shows blue waves with three photos of water researchers, from left to right: Xiao-Ming Liu, Janet Nye and Rachel Noble.

Water researchers help protect precious resources

Three Carolina faculty members share the ways they keep our water healthy and clean, preserve marine life and work toward a sustainable future.


A graphic showing the GlycoGrip universal sensor for all SARS-CO2 variants.

Evolving candy crush: New paper shows omicron relies more on sugars for infection

UNC’s Ronit Freeman is working to understand how Omicron’s mutations make it the most infectious variant yet. A new paper examines how the increased positive charge on the surface of spike proteins of variants is affecting the virus’ interactions with its receptors. 


Jinsong Huang and Ying Zhou look at data on a computer in a lab. Lab equipment is visible on the desk with the computer and shelving in the background.

Self-powered photon counting detector may facilitate safer medical imaging

The new detector will have direct applications to consumer electronics, sensors, optical communication and radiation detection.


Waist-up shot of Charlotte Dorn standing on a dock ringed with greenery, a large body of water in the background and mountains in the far background.

Embracing a global engineering mindset

Charlotte Dorn, a Morehead-Cain Scholar, reflects on how the applied physical sciences minor and BeAM Makerspace program have prepared her for a career as a research and development engineer.


Matthew Colon stands in a barn with a horse, holding its reins.

Helping Veterans Thrive

An empowering clinical outreach program at UNC-Chapel Hill offers veterans and first responders new hope through holistic health care.