BBSP students have a wide range of research opportunities available to them. The 14 participating PhD programs together represent over 350 faculty with a variety of research interests; many faculty work in several areas. If you are interested in a specific research topic that is not in the list below, try searching our faculty database using that topic as a keyword.  UNC researchers are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, and many publications result from cooperative work among labs.

Major Research Interests of BBSP Faculty

(click on a term to see a list of BBSP faculty with research in that area)

Bacteriology Drug Delivery Organismal Biology
Behavior Drug Discovery Pathogenesis & Infection
Biochemistry Ecology Pathology
Bioinformatics Evolutionary Biology Pharmacology
Biomaterials Genetics Physiology
Biophysics Genomics Plant Biology
Cancer Biology Immunology Quantitative Biology
Cardiovascular Biology Metabolism Stem Cells
Cell Biology Mineralized Tissue Structural Biology
Cell Signaling Molecular Biology Systems Biology
Chemical Biology Molecular Medicine Toxicology
Computational Biology Nanomedicine Translational Medicine
Developmental Biology Neurobiology Virology