Scientist Spotlight

Ambassador Spotlight: Adelaide Tovar

Feb 22, 2018

By Julia DiFiore Adelaide Tovar is a third year graduate student in the Curriculum of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She works in Samir Kelada’s lab studying how genetic variation in a specific type of white blood cell impacts the response to acute ozone exposure. Before coming […]

Ambassador Spotlight: Anna Chiarella

Nov 20, 2017 Courtesy of Anna Chiarella

By Temperance Rowell Anna Chiarella is a third-year graduate student in the curriculum of Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC Chapel Hill. There she studies how certain proteins, called histone tail modifying proteins, affect DNA packing inside of cells. She works in the laboratory of Nate Hathaway. Anna first became involved in the CONNECT program […]

Ambassador Spotlight: Michelle Engle

Oct 26, 2017

By Temperance Rowell Michelle Engle is a fifth-year graduate student in the curriculum of Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC Chapel Hill where she works in the laboratory of Claire Doerschuk. Michelle studies the lung, trying to understand how it responds to cigarette smoke by changing the expression of different genes. Specifically, she is interested […]

Ambassador Spotlight: Kelsey Gray

Oct 24, 2016

By Temperance Rowell Kelsey Gray is a graduate student in the curriculum of Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC Chapel Hill where she works in the laboratory of Greg Matera. There she studies the disease spinal muscular atrophy, which is similar to the well-known disease ALS, but mainly affects children rather than adults. Even though […]

CONNECT AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Temperance Rowell

Mar 31, 2016

Temperance is a graduate student in the department of cell biology and physiology at UNC Chapel Hill. She works in the lab of Rob Tarran, characterizing the effects of increasingly popular flavored e-cigarette products on lung epithelia.     Temperance has always been captivated by science, especially anatomy and physiology. “For me, it’s all about […]