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Phoebe Pak

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? Curiosity. I have always wondered why some populations are more susceptible to neurological disorders and have much more barriers to access/use of healthcare – and why our society hasn’t resolved these root causes. I got involved in research … Continued

Alyson Nelson

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? When I came to Carolina, I had no plans to pursue a research opportunity. After taking a few introductory research classes, I realized how fun research could be when it is about something I loved. In the summer … Continued

Jash Mirani

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? I decided to get involved in undergraduate research in order to engage with a particular microcosm of my field of study more fully. Ever since, research has been an avenue for me to appreciate the complexities and finer … Continued

John Kwiatkowski

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? I knew I wanted to become involved in research as a freshman but never imagined I would be able to do research in a professional school. I have been interested in dentistry since early high school and reached … Continued

Brett Harris

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? My main research experience has been my ENGL 105i course with Dr. Lithgow. In this course, we have formulated research questions, reviews of literature, and written SURF grant proposals and projects. In addition to this course, I have … Continued

Ellie Evans

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? At UNC, I’ve personally found that both professors and researchers are eager to provide undergraduate students with opportunities within laboratories across campus. When I decided I wanted to become involved I first spent significant time discovering my potential … Continued

Doris Chen

08/27/2020

How/Why Research? As a first-year student, I learned the importance of research but I did not know if I would enjoy doing research. I thought the only way to figure it our was to find a lab to work at. … Continued

Bob Pleasants

08/17/2020

Dr. Pleasants has been working closely with students at Carolina for more than 12 years through teaching, coaching, and various forms of outreach and engagement. He received his BA in English, Masters in Teaching English, and PhD in Education from … Continued

Troy Blackburn

08/17/2020

Troy Blackburn is a Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science in the College of Arts & Sciences and adjunct faculty in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine.  … Continued