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Jessica Dean prepped for cancer research in the Cancer Biology Department at Wake Forest University

Biology major studies prostate cancer as Wake Forest intern

November 5, 2019
| Biology

Biology major Jessica Dean invested two months of her summer break in studying cellular aspects of prostate cancer at Wake Forest University.  Jessica presented her findings before the Wake Forest Baptist Health's Comprehensive Cancer Center, and she was one of only a handful of UNC Pembroke

Brandon Herron in the Campus Garden

The Buzz about BAGS - UNCP’s “new” B.S. Agricultural Science Degree

October 30, 2019
| Biology

The article linked below was originally printed in the UNC Pembroke newspaper The Pine Needle and was written by Stephanie Sellers, Copy Editor:

KIG float trip on the Lumber River near Chalk Banks

Canoeing at Chalk Banks along the Lumber River

October 26, 2019
| Biology

On October 12th, 2019, the Kids in the Garden program went canoeing on the Lumber River, beginning at Chalk Banks in Lumber River State Park.  Ranger Zachary Lunn, UNCP 2016 Environmental Science graduate, gave a quick description of what was likely to be seen along the river.

Joshua Cade (far left) receives Honorable Mention for Parkinson's Disease research

Joshua Cade’s Parkinson’s Research Lands Honorable Mention

October 13, 2019
| Biology

Biology major Joshua Cade investigated Parkinson’s Disease during an eight-week research internship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and it paid off BIG.  Joshua’s outstanding poster presentation, from this work, landed an “Honorable Mention for the 2019 Exceptional Summer Student

Jasmine Kelly learning from her mentor, Dr. David Brown, about bird banding while handling a White-eyed Vireo

Jasmine Kelly's Summer Research is for the Birds (Acadian Flycatchers)

September 7, 2019
| Biology

Environmental Science major Jasmine Kelly spent her summer break (2019) at Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, Kentucky), gauging the importance of tree habitat for bird populations, in an NSF-funded REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates).  Her field research was based in the centra

Melanie in the Rebecca Irwin Lab

Melanie Handley Does Summer Research on Bee Parasite

September 7, 2019
| Biology

Biology major Melanie Handley studied the transmission ecology of a bee parasite during a 10-week research internship this summer (2019) in the BeeMore (Bees and Microbes in Organized Research Experiences) Program at North Carolina State University.  The program is funded by the USDA

Brandon Herron uses green light to study Antarctic algae

Brandon Herron Studies Antarctic Algae during Summer Internship

August 31, 2019
| Biology

Biology major Brandon Herron spent 10 weeks this summer in a research internship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as part of an NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), where he worked alongside graduate student Shasten Sherwell in the Rachael Morgan-Kiss Lab (Microbiolog

RISE coordinators and keynote speaker (from left to right): Prof. Sailaja Vallabha, Dr. Bob Poage, Marsalis Smith (keynote speaker), Dr. Rachel Smith, and Dr. Maria Santisteban

Record Number of Undergraduates Participate in RISE Symposium

August 23, 2019
| Biology

For the second year in a row, the RISE Program’s End-of-Summer (Undergraduate) Research Symposium took place in the University Annex.  A record number of students (more than 40) participated in the program, which ran from 2:00-5:00 PM on Friday, August 23rd, 2019.  

Summer Research photo

Summer research focuses on aging-related disorders

August 13, 2019
| News

A pair of UNC Pembroke biology students spent their summer researching wild plant extracts and its effect on aging.

Dr. Conner Sandefur (center) and some of his undergraduate mentees

Spring Commencement under Cloudy Skies but Sunny Forecast

May 4, 2019
| Biology

Hundreds of families and friends gathered on the quad on Saturday to witness a long anticipated celebration.  Undergraduate commencement exercises were celebrated under warm, muggy conditions and overcast skies, but the mood was upbeat.