We are a broad department that emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the MS and PhD levels. Our faculty, students, and staff have received a wide range of honors and awards and some of their achievements are highlighted on this site. We encourage alumni to keep in touch and prospective students to visit. We look forward to hearing from you!
During the summer, Mikayla Johnson was an undergraduate student researcher in the lab
of Dr. Kyle Summers. Through
a project supported by the National Science Foundation Research
Experience for Undergraduates, Johnson took part in an ongoing study of
evolution, husbandry and Müllerian mimicry in different species of
You can see a video of her in action in the lab here.
Read more here
Well done Will (Class of 2018)! He was selected as one of four recent UNC System graduates to serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. The Presidential Scholars serve a one-year appointment and provide a wide range of professional functions for the UNC System Office.
Congratulations to Fadi Issa, who was awarded a four-year, $470,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Fadi and Katie Clements, a PhD student in his lab, are exploring the connection between social hierarchy and its effect on behavior and neurological development in zebrafish.