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In the early 1970s, scientist Tu Youyou, leading a secret research group in China called Project 523, discovered artemisinin, now the world’s most effective treatment for malaria. Dr. Tu and her team discovered this molecule from sweet annie (Artemisia annua), a plant used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat fevers. In their early experiments, the […]

Dr. Prashanti Manda, assistant professor of informatics and analytics, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for a new project aimed at addressing one of the biggest challenges in the field of biology: data.  Biologists have a lot of data, but it isn’t always represented in formats that facilitate scientific inquiry […]

In the latest fiscal year, UNC Greensboro faculty brought in a total of $42.4 million in grant and contract funding to support their research, scholarship, and creative activity. The FY 2020 total surpasses the last nine fiscal year figures and contributes to a six-year stretch of impressive growth in research funding at UNCG. From FY […]

What does an international researcher who is working on understanding the link between COVID-19 and selenium do for his own personal health regimen during a pandemic? UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Ethan W. Taylor wants you to know. After his research was published earlier this year, and as a result of crafting many responses to requests about […]

Dr. Tyreasa Washington studies African American children and families, particularly those involved in kinship care – when a member of a family cares for children that are not their own but may be grandchildren, godchildren, or otherwise related. There is a long history of informal kinship care in African American communities, Washington says. Previously, the […]

A team of UNC Greensboro researchers, tribal nation leaders, and national community organizations have been awarded a $1.4 million Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to increase access to literacy resources and libraries for Native American children and families.  UNCG will partner with five Native American tribes – Crow Tribe of Montana, Eastern Band […]

The history of race relations in the U.S. South often tends to be viewed from a strict Black-White binary.  Most of us learn that from the colonial period through the Civil War, Black people were slaves, and White people were free. But what about multiracial people? Were they free or enslaved? And how did gender […]

The shift to online in March didn’t just affect classroom instruction or student activities. Faculty research – much of which involves community partners, human subjects, labwork, focus groups, and interviews – also shifted in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some researchers were able to continue their work online, while others had to press pause […]

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies describes himself as “pretty passionate” about fungi. That may be an understatement. “I could geek out about fungi for hours,” said the UNC Greensboro professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “You could argue that half of us wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for fungi.” Fungal cultures have been used for decades in […]