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The Department of Biological Sciences is an academic community of scientists and students engaged in advancing the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in biological sciences. The Department is guided by the pursuit of excellence in research and education, by a creative and collaborative approach, and by an awareness of the global context in which the Department exists. 

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Genome Integrity Group

Research Highlights of GIG Members
   February 12, 2020

The Genome Integrity Group (GIG) at UNC Charlotte is made up of a collaborative  group of investigators involved in interdisciplinary research to understand DNA replication, recombination, damage and repair mechanisms in cancer and other human diseases. The GIG at UNC Charlotte aims to develop novel technologies and methodologies to...

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Biology Doctoral Student Grows Impact through Research

Biology Doctoral Student Grows Impact through Research
   December 10, 2019

As UNC Charlotte biology doctoral student Farida Yasmin advances her research into the wild soybean and its potential to address worldwide food scarcity, she continues to grow her impact and her knowledge.

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Hands-on Cancer Research

   July 26, 2019
Priyanka Grover’s pancreatic cancer research at UNC Charlotte is paving her way from North Carolina to Cambridge, Massachusetts. This month, just weeks after receiving her Ph.D. in biology, she heads to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in hopes of helping to create a more efficient drug discovery process to benefit cancer patients. Named a 2019 Leader of Tomorrow in biotechnology, Grover...

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH LEADS ALUM TO YALE AND DUKE MEDICAL

   July 16, 2019

Shan Yan had a spot open in his lab for an undergraduate student, but the associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences made it clear to Jude Raj '16 that he was...

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UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Grow Collaboration, With NIH Support

   January 23, 2019

UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Grow Collaboration, With NIH Support

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Doctoral Student Studies Soybean To Address Poverty, Hunger Issues

Doctoral Student Studies Soybean To Address Poverty, Hunger Issues
   October 29, 2018

Keeping her native land of Bangladesh close to her heart, Farida Yasmin has come to UNC Charlotte to research the woes of the soybean, which, as a critical global resource, provides more than half of the world’s vegetable oils and proteins.

Yasmin is seeking ways to improve the plant’s resistance to the most devastating pest affecting the soybean worldwide – the soybean cyst nematode,...

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NSF Graduate Research Fellows Enhance Reitzel Lab

   October 29, 2018

Adam Reitzel’s marine sciences lab includes three National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows (and other NSF grantees). Recipients of these fellowships are high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers, who receive funding to support graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. In addition to covering students’ research and...

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Extending Science’s Reach Through Collaboration

   August 30, 2018

Adam Reitzel is a marine biologist and self-described "nerd for invertebrates." His research focuses on understanding how marine organisms respond to their changing environment. This holds the potential to unlock clues about how species may be affected by ongoing climate change. His work is published in more than 70 papers and book chapters, impressive given his career as a professor began...

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Biological Sciences Doctoral Student Earns International Scholarship

   August 30, 2018

Mukulika Bose, a doctoral student in biological sciences, has received a 2018 P.E.O. International Scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood,...

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UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Collaborate to Increase Life Sciences Graduates with NSF Support

   April 19, 2018

Academically talented, economically disadvantaged students who want to study biological sciences can find life-changing opportunities through a new regional partnership among UNC Charlotte, ...

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