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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

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

Neil Sud


How/Why Research? I got involved in gene therapy research because of its potential to treat and even cure genetic diseases that were previously thought to be untreatable. The idea of being able to improve people’s lives, especially those who may … Read more

Kendra Honey


How/Why Research? I took a research class in high school and though I still didn’t have a full grasp of what it meant to do research, I knew I was interested. With help from my Accelerated Research Program mentor, I … Read more