SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2016

September 18, 2016

Undergraduate students completed the SPIRE Summer Research Program 2016. Students engaged in research projects mentored by SPIRE scholars at UNC Chapel Hill and participated in weekly professional development sessions, a journal club, a GRE preparation course, and social activities in … Continued

Academic Faculty Panel with Former SPIRE Scholars

April 8, 2016

Five former SPIRE scholars returned to UNC Chapel Hill for a panel discussion with the current SPIRE scholars on April 1. The panelists included: – Krystle McLaughlin, Ph.D.– (Professor of the Practice, Lehigh University) – Omar Quintero, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Univ of Richmond) … Continued

Johnson C. Smith Undergraduate Earns Research Fellowship

April 8, 2016

Brittany Miles, current junior, biology major in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Johnson C. Smith University was awarded a research fellowship from the Ecological Society of America (ESA) SEEDS program. The program offers Undergraduate Research Fellowships for … Continued

2015 Distinguished Scholar Seminar

September 20, 2015

Dr. Julio J. Ramirez R. Stuart Dickson Professor Psychology Davidson College “Are Broken Brains Doomed to Dysfunction?” Friday, November 20, 2014 UNC-Chapel Hill Medical Biomolecular Research Building SPIRE hosted Dr. Julio Ramirez as the speaker for the 2015 Distinguished Scholar … Continued

SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2015

September 20, 2015

Undergraduate students from SPIRE’s partner institutions engaged in research projects mentored by SPIRE scholars at UNC Chapel Hill in our annual summer research program, May 17-July 23, 2015. The students also participated in weekly professional development sessions, a journal club, … Continued

Dr. Sarah Lebeis Publishes in Science

September 20, 2015

Former SPIRE Scholar Dr. Sarah Lebeis (Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville) recently published an important paper in Scienceabout plant defense mechanisms.  Her collaborative work with her SPIRE research mentor, Dr. Jeff Dangl in the Department of Biology at UNC Chapel Hill provides … Continued

UNC Pembroke undergraduate receives top honors at ABRCMS

September 20, 2014

Undergraduate student, Marcus Sherman, was recently highlighted for his accomplishments in bioinformatics research and selected for one of 11 awards at the 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in San Antonio, TX. Sherman is a participant … Continued

2014 Distinguished Scholar Seminar

September 20, 2014

Dr. Todd Coleman Associate Professor, Bioengineering University of California, San Diego Friday November 7, 2014 UNC Chapel Hill Join us for the Annual SPIRE Distinguished Scholar Seminar. Students and faculty from SPIRE’s partner institutions, please REGISTER HERE… Students who would like … Continued