The goals of the program are to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in innovative research at UNC Chapel Hill, develop professional skills as a scientist, and contribute to a scholarly community. Research opportunities exist in areas such as … Continued
SPIRE News and Events
The SPIRE program is now accepting applications for a new cohort of scholars! Applications due Feb 1, 2021. See Apply for details.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Bob Poage, Associate Professor at UNC Pembroke a grant to develop computer simulations which may be used to test new methods of treating neuromuscular diseases. This project, entitled “Presynaptic structure-function relationships that control … Continued
Congratulations to former SPIRE scholar Omar Quintero, Ph.D. for being named one of the top 100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientist in America by Cell Press. Omar is currently Associate Professor at the University of Richmond. His research focuses on the role … Continued
In addition to attaining faculty positions across many different types of institutions, former SPIRE scholars are successfully awarded research grants. Most recent grants include: Antonio Baines, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University) earned a grant as co-PI from the … Continued
Former SPIRE scholar, Krystle McLaughlin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at Vassar College, is featured in an article in ChemistryWorld highlighting her experience as a researcher, educator, and mom during the COVID19 pandemic.
SPIRE scholars who have recently attained positions are: Justin Baumann will begin a visiting assistant professor position at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME in Fall 2020. Rachel Bleich will begin a tenure track assistant professor position in biology at Appalachian … Continued
SPIRE Scholar Justin Baumann published his work on coral reefs and climate change in the latest issue of Global Change Biology. Read the story here. Nearshore coral growth declining on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System Justin H. Baumann Justin B. … Continued
SPIRE has been selected as one of the Intergroup Collaboration recipients of the 2018 University Diversity Award at UNC Chapel Hill. Recipients of the awards were honored during the annual University Diversity Awards reception on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The University Diversity Awards reception is … Continued
SPIRE is excited to share recent news about students mentored through the program: Jamie King, Ph.D. (undergraduate, NCA&T State University, graduate student at Emory University) successfully defended her dissertation “Roles of TTK Kinase in Breast Cancer Tumorigenesis” on April 11, 2018. … Continued