What is COVID-19?

What is a pandemic? What are the symptoms of COVID-19?  What is the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2?  How do …

Flattening The Curve: COVID-19 by the Numbers

  Click here to play! Basic Virology Learning Goals What was the “Spanish Flu?” What is the “worst case scenario” …

Viral Replication: a COVID-19 Game

Viral Replication is what makes viruses so dangerous! It only takes infection by one viral particle for a chain reaction …

Viral Transmission: a COVID-19 Game

Viruses spread disease by jumping from one host to another in a process called viral transmission.  Some viruses spread easier …

COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Coronavirus and Basic Virology As many schools reopen for the year, we could all use a review of basic virology.  …

Dr. Giulia Fragola, UNC

After graduating with a M.S. in Molecular Biology from Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca in Milan I joined the European …

Brain Cell Types: What’s Your Mind Made of?

A Brain Cell Types Science Game Your mind is amazing- it lets you read, talk, move and breathe!  It’s made …

The Motor Cortex: Brain Kick

The Motor Cortex: Brain Kick What would we do without our motor cortex?  Not a whole lot!  Running, jumping, dancing, …

Rachel Cherney

  Rachel is a graduate student in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at UNC. She studies lncRNAs and their …

Ep 56- Unlocking Genetic Regulation with Rachel Cherney and Connor Wander

How did you get so put together?  DNA is the blueprint, but it doesn’t determine everything.  DNA gets turned into RNA, and then finally into proteins that help build your body and brain.  But there are SO many steps in that process that affect the final product- you.   The sum of these steps is a process called genetic regulation.