Address: 9201 University City Blvd,
City: Charlotte
Country: USA

Background and Experience

UNC Charlotte is a large public university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, with more than 25,000 students. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.

UNC is one of a generation of universities founded in metropolitan areas of the United States immediately after World War II in response to rising education demands generated by the war and its technology. The Charlotte Center opened 1946. In 1965, the legislature approved bills creating the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the fourth campus of the statewide university system. In 1969, the university began offering programs leading to master’s degrees. In 1992, it was authorized to offer programs leading to doctoral degrees. Now a research intensive university, UNC Charlotte is the fourth largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system and the largest institution in the Charlotte region.

The university comprises seven professional colleges and currently offers 18 doctoral programs, 62 master’s degree programs and 90 bachelor’s degrees. More than 900 full-time faculty comprise the university’s academic departments and the 2010 fall enrollment exceeded 25,000 students. UNC Charlotte boasts more than 80,000 living alumni and adds 4,000 to 4,500 new alumni each year. UNC Charlotte students represent more than 80 countries; hundreds more spend part of their academic studies abroad. Numerous programs and services support intercultural learning, language acquisition, cultural adjustment and professional development. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment for students and to preparing them to participate in the global community.

UNC Charlotte’s faculty and staff are dedicated to academic excellence, cutting-edge research, community outreach, and enriching the university experience for students. The Faculty wins accolades for teaching and research activities and are often sought after as expert sources to comment on important issues. Our staff is lauded for their commitment to the University and the many services they provide for our students.

The Department of Biology is an academic community of scientists and students engaged in advancing the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in biological sciences. The Department is guided by the pursuit of excellence in research and education, by a creative and collaborative approach, and by an awareness of the global context in which the Department exists.

Expertise: Environmental Physiology and Toxicology, Metabolic Physiology and Bioenergetics, Invertebrate Immunology and Host-Parasite Relationships, Apoptosis and immune defense in oysters.

Added value: Attracting potential applicants (North American window).