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"My goal from the first day I arrived on campus was to become involved in professional level lab research. By the end of my first semester here, I was part of a research team, working in a lab almost every day."

Jeff Ubersax

JEFF UBERSAX
Hometown:Wilmington, Delaware
High School:Mt. Pleasant Senior High School, Wilmington
Major:Chemistry

Jeff was attracted to UNC by the university's science facilities and the opportunity to work with faculty engaged in the most advanced scientific research. His senior honors thesis, "The Kinetochore and the Cell Cycle," earned him graduation with Highest Honors. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of California at San Francisco.

"My desire to be at a university where cutting-edge biochemical research was taking place was the major factor in my decision to come to Carolina. My goal from the first day I arrived on campus was to become involved in professional-level lab research. By the end of my first semester here, I was part of a research team, working in a lab almost every day. The cell-cycle research which became my honors thesis began to take shape as an independent project my sophomore year. At UNC, I found a scientific climate which supported and developed my interests through four years of intense classwork and independent research opportunities."

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