Graduate Research

UNC Charlotte 3MT Competition 2019

Showcase your own research and compete in the annual UNC Charlotte 3MT Competition. "One take, One slide, Three minutes."  First place receives $500. Runner-up receives $400. People's choice receives $200. This year, qualifying Rounds are Oct 28th and Oct 29th, 2019 and final competition on Nov 15th, 2018. Questions should be directed to   

Register, obtain your time slot and learn more at Register for 3MT


Congratulations to Amanda Burmeister (Marriott lab) who was honored with the 2019 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Biology. Well deserved.

Congratulations to our students for their outstanding published papers and presentations at conferences over the past year. See more...

Anindita Ghosh, PhD successfully defended her dissertation and 48 hrs later moved to Houston to begin her medical residency in the Dept of Pathology and Lab Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the Houston McGovern Medical School in conjunction with MD Anderson.

Remi Ketchum, a PhD student in the laboratory group of Dr.Reitzel, was awarded a NSF GROW Fellowship. This fellowship provides the funding for a 3-month research experience at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan.  Remi will be working with perhaps the world's leader in marine invertebrate genomics, Nori Satoh, in a project to perform whole genome comparisons of recently speciated sea urchins.  There is another article featureing our graduate students in Inside UNCC . The article highlights graduate students studying cancer featuring Priyanka Grover, Nitika, and Katherine Holtzman:

Neha Mittal a PhD student in Dr. Bao-Hua Song's lab has been honored by the International Society of Chemical Ecology. She received a travel award to attend the annual meeting, and received top honors in the Poster Competition sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This award includes a certificate of 100 British pounds.

Jordan Connors in Dr. Eugenia Lo's lab was selected to participate in the 2019 Graduate Data Science Summer Program (GDSSP) at the National Institutes of Health this summer June 3rd - August 9th working on a collaborative malaria project on Plasmodium gametocyte.

Farida Yasmin is awarded a scholarship of $1500 through the National Science Foundation to join the summer study offered by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Whitney Leach traveled to Paris France for October-November participating in a workshop and directed training with Dr. Heather Warlow at the Pasteur Institute. Whitney is gaining expertise in techniques on cell separation and comparatvie transcriptomics to understand cyclic gene expression in distinct Nematostella vectensis. Bon voyage Whitney.

Daniel Kepple traveled to Ethiopia for two weeks in September-October for field work at collaborating labs in Addis Ababa, Jimma, and Sekuru. Daniel attended a meeting in Sekuru showcasing a new facility put together by the University of Jimma, UNC-Charlotte (Dr. Lo), CDC, and USAID which will be used for extensive malaria and mosquito research. 




Fellowship Application Incentive Program (FAIP)

The UNC Charlotte Graduate School-sponsored Fellowship Application Incentive Program (FAIP) is now open for the '18-'19 year. Doctoral students may earn money just for applying to external funding and fellowships in the amount of $5,000 or more. Students will receive $500 for applying to an external grant or fellowship (up to 2) and receive an additional $1,500 if you are awarded the grant or fellowship (max 1). You MUST register your intent with the Graduate School before applying (deadline Feb 1st, 2019). More information and registration can be found at


Summer Fellowships

Check back soon for information on application process for 2019 UNC Charlotte summer stipends to focus on research. CLAS-sponsored Summer Graduate Fellow Awards of $12,000 each and Graduate School-sponsored Summer Fellowships of $6,000 each available to eligible students who had successfully advanced to candidacy.

Current Research Concentrations