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Mapping the cellular landscape

November 15, 2022

By investigating the behavior of stem cells in a microscopic worm, Kacy Gordon’s lab hopes to produce useful knowledge at larger scales of biological complexity.

Reigniting a love for music

November 3, 2022

Junior Caroline Norland put her passion for music aside to focus on academics, but a work-study opportunity in the music library reminded her of why she picked up her viola in the first place.

How to help endangered monarch butterflies

August 25, 2022

A Carolina biologist explains the insect’s decline, and a horticulturalist recommends planting milkweed to benefit butterflies — and our ecosystem.

Bewitched by Invertebrates

May 16, 2022

Jared Richards studies bizarre and beautiful sea creatures over 480 million years old. At UNC, he studied quantitative biology, combining his love of science and statistics, as a Chancellor’s Science Scholar. He’s now a graduate student at Harvard University.

A ‘natural landing spot’

February 7, 2022

Carolina alumnus Brandon Feaster arrived in Chapel Hill with his eyes set on a Ph.D. in biology for a career in the research lab. But undergrad research and the Chancellor’s Science Scholars provided the Tar Heel with the experiences and support to pursue a different career.

Making data science connections

February 4, 2022

Whether the research involves satirical French cartoons, mutating tumors or ancient Greek tombstones, three Carolina faculty say using datasets opens doors to discovery.

Disassembling Evolution’s Engine

January 14, 2022

When a research project centered on evolution within spadefoot toads fell through, Emily Harmon shifted her focus to microscopic swimmers called rotifers. The biology PhD student is studying an animal’s ability to adapt in one generation, which could inform conservation efforts in the face of climate change.