Research

New Insight Into Coral-Algae Symbiosis Aims To Help Reefs Recover From Mass Bleaching

Corals are keystone species for reef and marine ecosystems, but coral bleaching due to climate change and ocean warming is killing them. A new open access study led by researchers at UNC Charlotte and the University of California, Riverside aims to shed light on how to reverse the damage and save corals. Tingting Xiang, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, also is faculty with the university's CIPHER research center.

Nanotechnology Particles From UNC Charlotte Lab Featured on Cover of Federal Document

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is showcasing nanotechnology particles designed and produced by leading UNC Charlotte researcher Kirill Afonin’s lab on the cover of a document presented to the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees. NCI is the principal federal agency for cancer research and training.

UNC Charlotte Biochemist’s Research Holds Promise For Novel Treatments for Cancers and Neurological Diseases, Shaping Global Work On "The Chaperone Code"

For UNC Charlotte biochemist Andrew Truman, a quest for new and better treatments for cancers and neurological diseases drives his research into protein folding and the DNA damage response, along with his desire to advance science broadly. To fund his work, he has received three significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants expected to total $2M. “These are real things that affect real people. They are not theoretical,” Truman says.

Team Including UNC Charlotte Researcher Receives $2M From National Science Foundation To Design Adaptable Urban Spaces

A team including UNC Charlotte urban planning researcher Katherine Idziorek has received a nearly $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance research on how urban social and spatial systems can be organized to be more resilient and efficient.

Driving Innovation In Energy, Medicine, Defense, Communications, Center for Metamaterials Receives Third Round of NSF Funding

For over a decade, researchers and students in UNC Charlotte’s Center for Metamaterials have studied and created materials that can bend, absorb, transmit, and otherwise manipulate light and sound waves that pass through them. The center has joined a select group of such centers to earn a third phase of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding.

UNC Charlotte Professor of History Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow; Funding Will Enable Novel Research On U.S. Defense Industry

UNC Charlotte Professor of History Mark Wilson is one of 28 exceptional scholars, journalists and authors chosen as members of the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Wilson will receive a $200,000 stipend to conduct significant research and writing.

Leak Earns National Honor for Special “Twin Pandemic” Issue of AAUA Journal

UNC Charlotte Professor of English and American Studies Program Director Jeffrey Leak and colleagues have received a new American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) award for a special issue of the Journal of Higher Education Management that focuses on the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial justice and equity.

UNC Charlotte Research, Outreach Efforts On Well Water Safety In Gaston County Set To Expand

A significant proportion of Gaston County residents get their drinking water from private wells and other unregulated sources, particularly in the county’s northern and western rural communities. Yet, only a small fraction of residents test their water regularly. A UNC Charlotte team will work with residents and county health officials to boost the number of people doing tests regularly and improve the sharing of data, with new state funding to broaden the work.

Health Psychology Doctoral Student Wins NIH Funding To Expand Research In Maternal Health

UNC Charlotte health psychology doctoral student Jan Mooney is expanding her research in maternal health, with support from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Training Award. The fellowship from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will allow Mooney to work closely with NIH scientists.

UNC Charlotte Lecturer Offers Expert Commentary In New PBS Documentary

UNC Charlotte faculty member and alumna Dina Massachi has followed a long and winding road to build her extensive knowledge and understanding of L. Frank Baum, author of the enduring classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She is one of the experts chosen to provide insights on Baum in a PBS documentary “American Oz,” which premieres on April 19.