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Research at UNC-Chapel Hill, a billion-dollar venture, has quadrupled over the past 15 years, firmly establishing Carolina as one of America’s top-ranked research universities.
Students in a hands-on anthropology course piece together ancient ceramics, learn to fire pottery and cook with pots over a fire to study the history of pottery.
Through the UNC Institute for the Environment's semester-long Sustainable Triangle Field Site, Carolina students are researching Chapel Hill's creeks to help the town develop stronger flood mitigation plans.
Convergent science is characterized by cross-disciplinary research teams created to tackle big problems and speed the application of new breakthroughs to commercialization. At Carolina, the Institute for Convergent Science is at the forefront of this pioneering framework.
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Dr. Bryan Roth found variants in one tiny serotonin receptor in neurons, and these variants could be why some patients fare much better after psychedelic therapy than other patients.
Research at Carolina drives innovation and breakthroughs in many fields of impactful study, from gene therapies and drug development to population studies to coastal resilience.
Coral reefs play a critical role in the world's ecosystem, serving as homes for animals while also protecting coastlines from flooding and erosion. Carolina biologists are working to care for the crucial structures by studying a disease that is damaging coral.