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Molly Zolotor

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? I was admitted into the Accelerated Research program as a freshman and took IDST 184. I made office hours with a professor who connected me to two graduate students in the Nye lab, and offered to mentor a … Read more

Srilekha Venkatraman

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? Knowing that I was particularly interested in the pharmacoengineering specialization of biomedical engineering, I looked for labs working in this area through the BME department and the pharmacy school. This is when I came across Dr. Nguyen’s lab, … Read more

Aryan Kodali

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? I’ve been conducting basic science research since the 8th grade (through local and state science fairs). In my senior year, I spearheaded a larger project, which used artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid prognosis of glioblastoma. Before … Read more

Alejandro Mosera

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? When I first got to UNC, I did not know whether or not I wanted to pursue a life of research or medicine, so I decided to jump straight into research as soon as possible to help me … Read more

Victor Hieu Nguyen

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? In the spring of my freshman year, I took Dr. Greg Gangi’s Environment and Society class, and his lecture on blue carbon sequestration really inspired me to learn more about ocean research and how we can mitigate the … Read more

Ria Patel

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? I wanted to get involved in research because it’s a great way to for me to elicit learning where I am at the forefront of my education in an academically enriched environment that is not a basic lecture … Read more

Miri Feigin

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? As a student within the Humanities and Social Science fields, I have always been taught to question the ideas and existing systems that have created the societies in which we currently live. From micro-level topics such as why … Read more

Mohamed Ghareeb

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? I’ve always been really interested in how the human body works, especially when it comes to different diseases. Cardiovascular research caught my attention because I wanted to understand more about heart and blood vessel problems that affect so … Read more

Taanvii Verma

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? I was involved in childhood trauma research during my senior year of highschool, and I wanted to explore my curiosity for that field as an undergraduate. I cold-emailed research labs the summer after my freshman year, and was … Read more

Zack Ficenec

05/21/2024

How/Why Research? While touring colleges my senior year of high school, research was constantly brought up to show the respective universities’ ground-breaking initiatives. Because of this, I knew that I wanted to be involved in research as quickly as possible … Read more