The scope of research being conducted inside Dr. Conner Sandefur’s lab at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is comprehensive, cutting edge, and wide-ranging.

On any given day, you will find students looking for plants that might provide a therapeutic benefit to diabetes patients, while other aspiring scientists are investigating the diet of fire ants and colony dynamics.

A third group of Sandefur’s assistants are using mathematical modeling to determine how cells respond to stress. Research is also being focused on identifying bacteria in the Lumber River.

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