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Preview of Galapagos Short Documentary

November 23, 2015

Preview of Galapagos Short Documentary Courtesy of UNC Research and Mary Lide Parker UNC Research gives us a preview of the short documentary on Gifford, Marchetti, and Seim’s research expedition at the Galapagos Islands.

Balmonte Receives Chancellor’s Doctoral Candidacy Award

October 1, 2015

Balmonte Receives Chancellor’s Doctoral Candidacy Award Congratulations to John Paul Balmonte for receiving a Chancellor’s Doctoral Candidacy Award this August. He received this award based on his successful advancement into Ph.D. candidacy through the Graduate School’s Initiative for Minority Excellence. … Continued

Arriola and Smith selected as Sea Grant Fellows

May 12, 2015

Arriola and Smith selected as Sea Grant Fellows North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program awarded a 2015 Coastal Reserve Fellowship to Jill Arriola. This joint program is designed to foster research within … Continued

Marchetti Lab Research Cruise

September 10, 2014

Marchetti Lab Research Cruise [slideshow_deploy id=’5610′] The Marchetti Lab is participating on a research cruise aboard the R/V Melville along the California coast during July 2014 to investigate the ecological importance of iron storage in diatoms. Miriam Sutton, a middle … Continued

WOWS Scholars inspire women faculty in the sciences

November 25, 2013

WOWS Scholars inspire women faculty in the sciences Have you noticed fewer women in faculty positions in the science departments? It’s a nationwide trend, but a campus-wide initiative called Working on Women in Science (WOWS) is trying to change that. … Continued

Maite Ghazaleh Recieves NOAA Hollings Scholarship

April 8, 2013

Maite Ghazaleh Recieves NOAA Hollings Scholarship Maite Ghazaleh, junior undergraduate UNC researcher in the Ries and Castillo Labs, was recently awarded the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship to continue her research investigating the impact of ocean acidification on marine organisms. The award … Continued

MASC Alumus Discovers Archaea Eat Protein

April 1, 2013

MASC Alumus Discovers Archaea Eat Protein “Beneath the ocean floor is a desolate place with no oxygen and sunlight. Yet microbes have thrived in this environment for millions of years. (From ScienceDaily) – Scientists have puzzled over how these microbes survive, but … Continued

Exploring Life’s Limits on Earth

December 4, 2012

Exploring Life’s Limits on Earth The following story is from the UNC Spotlight:  http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/zena-cardman/ As part of her research into how life survives in places where it seemingly shouldn’t, Zena Cardman dove deep into a lake in British Columbia alongside … Continued

Zena Cardman Receives 5-yr Royster Fellowship

November 2, 2012

New Royster Society Five-Year Fellows Have Varied Research Interests August 31, 2012 New five-year Royster Fellows for 2012-2013 Nineteen new graduate students from around the world are beginning their first semester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … Continued