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Stephen Anderson is an assistant professor of jazz studies and composition. With the help of percussionist Joel Fountain, Anderson began writing his own songs and recording music. His musical style is described as progressive, modern jazz that draws on classical techniques.
Pharmacologist Bryan Roth studies Salvia divinorum, a Mexican plant that contains a highly potent naturally occurring psychoactive drug. Roth is investigating how the drug could be used to treat people who have schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, or other conditions that are marked by distorted perceptions.
Jock Lauterer, took his journalism students to Spring Hope, North Carolina to work for the town’s newspaper while the editor was on sick leave. Lauterer recently formed an emergency response team of community journalists for North Carolina to help report the news following natural disasters or other emergencies.
Chemistry professor Gary Pielak is the first UNC scientist to win a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award. The award will fund him to research the spatial structure of proteins, and develop equipment to measure the proteins in various types of cells.