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Researcher Uncovers Clues to Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disorders

Frogs and their tiny eggs are helping a UNC Charlotte researcher unlock the mysteries of genomic instability, with implications for cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Biological sciences assistant professor Shan Yan researches DNA damage that human cells sustain from thousands of internal and environmental assaults each day. Researchers know that... Researcher Uncovers Clues to Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disorders Read more >>

Dr. Mukherjee Receives National Award for Making a Difference in STEM Fields

UNC Charlotte distinguished cancer researcher Pinku Mukherjee has received a 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Women in STEM Award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Mukherjee will be... Dr. Mukherjee Receives National Award for Making a Difference in STEM Fields Read more >>

Arbor 49er Project “Speaks for the Trees” on Campus

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I am asking you at the top of my lungs.” Many of us recognize this quote from Dr. Suess’ book The Lorax from when we were young, but as we grow up we often forget to notice the trees. One exception may be during the fall when the leaves begin to change colors. After all, the fall foliage in the mountains of North Carolina is well known... Arbor 49er Project “Speaks for the Trees” on Campus Read more >>

Watch ‘TOP’ faculty in action

The Teachers Observing Peers (TOP) Program, a new offering from the Center for Teaching and Learning, is an opportunity for faculty members to sit in on certain classes and watch how their colleagues engage their students and deliver instruction. “We know there are amazing faculty across campus, but at the same time education is a process of learning, and many instructors can take... Watch ‘TOP’ faculty in action Read more >>

International Research Team Investigates Marine Species Adaptation

It has long been known that animals can adapt to their environment through changes to their DNA, or their genetic code. More recently, research has shown that non-genetic components may be important, as well — and in some cases essential — for processes such as health, aging and development. For example, genetically identical twins, despite having identical DNA, are not copies of one another in... International Research Team Investigates Marine Species Adaptation Read more >>