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Jeremy Purvis


Jeremy Purvis runs UNC’s Amgen Scholars Program through the Office for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Purvis is a Professor of Genetics and a member of UNC’s Computational Medicine Program. Dr. Purvis earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Florida, … Read more

Steven Nuzzolo


How/Why Research? I chose to take advantage of the research opportunities offered at UNC because I wanted to gain more from my education outside of my classes; research provided an avenue to explore in greater detail the topics I’ve grown … Read more

Aaron Pattillo-Lunt


Aaron Pattillo-Lunt (he/him) is a Ph.D. Candidate in History, and he studies United States religious and intellectual history in the twentieth century United States. His dissertation project explores the intertwined religious and political histories of fundamentalism, evangelicalism, and liberalism from … Read more

Adriana Retamales Romero


How/Why Research? I’ve always been passionate about the idea of working in a lab and conducting research. Therefore, as soon as I arrived at UNC, I began cold-emailing the PIs of labs that piqued my interest. In terms of my … Read more

Jackson Plemmons


How/Why Research? I got involved in research because I wanted to explore my interest in performing research and have an experience outside of my comfort zone. I started research after I approached one of my professors in office hours and … Read more

John Boniberger


How/Why Research? I got involved in research because I had a great experience with it throughout my 4 years of high school and wanted to continue my progress at UNC. I got involved by sending cold emails to lab PI’s … Read more

Malak Dridi


How/Why Research? When I first arrived at UNC, I knew it was an R1 institution, but I was unfamiliar of the possibility of social science research. However, I had a strong interest in learning more as to how policy systems … Read more

Andrew Phan


How/Why Research? Coming into UNC, I was honestly uncertain of my future goals and where UNC would lead me. Taking NSCI175, an introductory neuroscience course during my freshmen year, I was intrigued by the modern neuroscience research being conducted and … Read more

Mariana Chavez


How/Why Research? I got involved with research because I wanted to experience a learning opportunity outside of a traditional classroom setting. I came into UNC Pre-Med, but really undecided, so it took my first-year to really figure out what I … Read more

Joe Danica Inigo


How/Why Research? I was introduced to the idea of research through some of my older friends who were engaged in projects during my junior year of high school. The idea of being able to delve into the “whys” and “hows” … Read more