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Trickster Outreach at Prospect

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

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 […]

First plant of the Sandefur Lab

We’ve been working hard on our antimicrobial properties of plants studies over the summer and fall. When winter hit, we ran into trouble collecting most of our plants as most had moved to dormancy. To help our research be more sustainable as well as controlled, we are acquiring and planting seeds in our greenhouse. The […]

First meeting of F16 CASL Club

All our welcome to check out a new journal club at UNCP. If you don’t know what a journal club is, I’d say that gives you even more reason to stop by!

Summer Research Brief

A big thank you to Lisa Kelly, Biology department webmaster, for posting about the traditional medicine research done performed in the Sandefur Lab over the summer!  

End-of-Summer Poster Session

What a great summer of research, capped by a great poster session in Oxendine Science Building. Summer researchers K’Yana McLean, Nick Chavis and Fred Freely presented posters on their summer research in the Sandefur Lab. More information about the poster session here  

Sampling campus for microbes

I’ll admit that I am pretty darn excited for microbiology lab this semester. We are trying something new: students sample soil and water on campus and spend the semester trying to identify a bacterial species from their sample. Update (9/15/2016): We did Gram Staining this week. Wow that was exciting! And most students were pretty geeked […]

Lab member heads to Cornell

Former Sandefur Lab member Ethan Sanford heads to Cornell for his PhD: Proud and honored for the opportunity to work with a phenomenal person. Go Braves! UNC Pembroke grad, 19, accepted to Ph.D. program  

CASL Club Publication

“CASL Club” publication is available at PubMed! In our recent paper, Claire Gordy and I describe the development and implementation of a journal club workshop we called “CASL Club” (Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature). We found that the journal club increased self-reported confidence in scientific independence and specific skills related to searching, analyzing and discussing scientific […]

A Summer Research Opportunity for UNCP students

UNCP Students: Check out this summer research opportunity at UNC-Chapel Hill: A link to the application: SPIRE Undergraduate Summer Research 2016 Application And check out Pathways to Science for a whole bunch of other summer research opportunities. Pathways to Sciences is also on Facebook.