For over a decade, UNC scientists have committed to sustaining and protecting the unique species and ecosystems in the Galápagos Islands. In honor of Darwin Day — a celebration of the renowned naturalist's research — here’s a look at some of the iconic wildlife and cutting-edge research found in this archipelago. (photos by Mary Lide Parker)
Senior Karylle Abella is an undergraduate researcher within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences majoring in chemistry, with a minor in creative writing. Her research focuses on the different ways in which carbon is formed and the processes ocean microbes use to break down that carbon.
Bo Li is an assistant professor of chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, she was one of 18 fellows to receive a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Her research focuses on the bioactive small molecules produced by bacteria and the ways in which they may help defend the human body against infectious diseases.
Junior Marielle Bond is an undergraduate researcher in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences double-majoring in biology and philosophy. Her research focuses on how signaling proteins involved in cell division can cause cancer and how those protein pathways can aid cancer treatments.
Marine scientists at UNC are taking a new approach to figuring out why and how microalgae blooms occur in the Neuse River Estuary.
UNC College of Arts & Sciences seismologist Berk Biryol takes a crack at understanding how the earth is moving under the Southeastern United States
The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Katie Stoudemire brings the outdoors inside, making nature safe for children with compromised immune systems
From rivers in the backcountry of Alaska, down the Sierra mountains, up into space, and through commercial waterways in North Carolina — UNC researchers are measuring the world’s water and developing solutions to prevent it from running dry
How an unexpected discovery transformed the world and made Morehead, Venable, and Kenan household names at UNC-Chapel Hill