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

Distinguished Scholar Seminar 2012

September 20, 2012

Dr. Catherine Drennan “Shake, Rattle, & Roll: A Story of Molecules in Motion” Friday November 16, 2012, 11am UNC Chapel Hill The SPIRE program hosted Dr. Catherine Drennan as our 2012 Distinguished Scholar speaker. Dr. Drennan is a professor of … Continued

Distinguished Scholar Seminar 2011

September 20, 2011

The annual SPIRE Distinguished Scholar Seminar (DSS) was held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Friday October 28, 2011. The goals of the DSS are to provide undergraduate students from SPIRE’s partner minority serving institutions a forum … Continued

SPIRE Fellow Karl Castillo’s Research Featured

September 20, 2011

Castillo’s research featured in Raleigh’s News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer. See full story at: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/04/1102905/diving-deep-into-coral-science.html Karl’s research focuses on measuring the growth of corals up to 100 years old and proposes that the creatures farthest from shore are more sensitive to environmental … Continued

SPIRE Undergraduate Research Program 2011

September 20, 2011

Six undergraduate students from SPIRE’s partner MSIs and a student from UNC Chapel Hill engaged in research projects mentored by SPIRE fellows at UNC Chapel Hill during the summer. The students participated in weekly professional development sessions, a GRE preparation … Continued

SPIRE Scholars Receive Recognition

September 20, 2010

SPIRE Scholars Dr. Julia Schmitz and Dr. Amanda Chunco received recognition at the 2010 Postdoctoral Scholar Awards Ceremony held at UNC Chapel Hill, on November 23, 2010. Dr. Schmitz received three awards for her contributions in excellence for undergraduate mentoring, … Continued

SPIRE Welcomes Five New Fellows to the Program

September 20, 2010

Fall 2010 brings a diverse group of new Fellows with a broad range of backgrounds to join the SPIRE program: Karl Castillo, Ph.D. Graduate program: University of South Carolina – Marine Sciences, SPIRE mentor: Justin Ries, Ph.D., Dept of Marine … Continued

9th Annual Distinguished Scholar Seminar

September 20, 2009

Dr. Mark Forsyth Microbial Genetic Diversity and Signal Transduction as Undergraduate Research/Teaching Tools WHEN:Friday, April 24, 2009, 11AM WHERE: UNC Chapel Hill Fellows from the SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted Dr. … Continued

NIH New Innovator Award – Dr. Karin Pfennig

September 20, 2008

Former SPIRE fellow Dr. Karin Pfennig was recently awarded the prestigious 2008 National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award. The award, one of 31 awarded this year, is for $1.5 million in direct costs for five years. Dr. Pfennig’s work … Continued