exploring how small changes can make a big difference

In the Sandefur Lab, we enjoy diverse and dynamic collaborations and civic engagement and are passionate about accessible, rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates research in the classroom.


  • Paper published on airway surface liquid model

    16 Sep 2017

    In collaboration with researchers at UNC Chapel Hill, we recently published a paper in PNAS on the role of ATP and adenosine signaling in airway surface liquid homeostasis.

  • Trickster Outreach at Prospect

    5 Apr 2017

    Trickster Outreach Day 1 at Prospect School was a success! We started the afternoon with a POGIL worksheet on DNA Structure, then moved into extracting DNA from strawberries. It got a little messy but was a lot of fun. Thank you to Duke Energy Foundation for funding this project.

  • Funded CURE Project! Metagenomic Bioblitz

    12 Mar 2017

    We are excited to announce funding for our project, “Metagenomic Bioblitz: Discovering the Microbial Diversity of the Lumber River.” The goal of this collaborative project (with Dr. Lisa Kelly, Biology) is to engage Conservation Biology and Microbiology students in an investigation of the microbial biodiversity of the Lumber River using DNA sequencing. Project development is […]