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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 […]

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Community Involvement Fuels Scientific Breakthroughs

Aug 25, 2016

By Michelle Engle Edited by Tamara Vital and Christina Marvin Remember when everyone was dumping buckets of ice water over their heads “in the name of science”? Did you ever wonder what happened after that? When the ALS Ice Bucket challenge went viral in the summer of 2014, everyone from elementary school students to celebrities […]

DNA Day 2016:  Taking Science from the Lab to the Classroom

Apr 28, 2016

Written by Julia DiFiore Edited by Kelsey Gray and Amanda Raimer   On April 25, 2016 over 100 scientists from UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, NC State, NIEHS, UNC Charlotte, and Wake Forest traveled to over 200 North Carolina high school classrooms armed with DNA extraction kits and interactive lessons, sharing their enthusiasm for science with […]

What is DNA Day?

Dec 10, 2010 Students from Martin's Creek participate in DNA Day.

North Carolina DNA Day is a unique day where students, teachers, and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! It was created to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s double helical structure by Watson and Crick. Each year, over 100 Scientist […]