Anne Smiley

The Sediment Scientist

Anne Smiley maps coastal habitats and nitrogen levels to assess water quality and coastal ecosystem health, protecting communities hit by major storms. ...
Mark Ciesielski

Bringing Bivalves Back

Oysters have been dying off for the last century, and PhD candidate Mark Ciesielski wants to know why — and how to stop it. ...
Rick Luettich

The Coastal Engineer

Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events. ...
Jamillah Rodriguez

RUNC: Jamilläh Rodriguez

Jamilläh Rodriguez is fascinated by understudied and endangered languages. ...
Snigdha Chaturvedi

RUNC: Snigdha Chaturvedi

Snigdha Chaturvedi studies language that connects society and computers. ...
Colleen McCann

RUNC: Colleen McCann

Senior Colleen McCann studies proteins to diminish disease. ...
Samuel Akau

RUNC: Samuel Akau

PhD student Samuel Akau engenders creative, participatory public policies. ...
Ila Chilberg

Getting Their Hands Dirty

This summer, undergraduates are experiencing history firsthand as part of the archaeology program’s field school ...
Shekinah Elmore

Slowly, Then All at Once

Shekinah Elmore’s road to radiation oncology was long, exhausting, and unexpected. ...
Portrait of Suad Jabr. They are outside, leaning against a reflective surface with their arms crossed.

Queering the Borders

PhD candidate Suad Jabr is listening to the stories of LGBTQIA+ refugees. ...
Brent Harrison stands on the beach

Infusing Hope for Hemophilia

A gene therapy clinical trial for hemophilia shows promise and could be approved by the FDA later this year — a feat made possible, in part, by UNC-Chapel Hill's 70-year-old research program ...

Sahar Ahmad

Sahar Ahmad is a postdoctoral researcher in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center within the UNC School of Medicine. She uses neuroimaging to research brain development across the human lifespan. ...