UNC Galapagos Lab

Meet Jill Stewart and the Program

A clean, tidy office lies at the end of the secured hallway. A bobble head turtle sits in the middle of a shelf. Underneath, magazines sport mighty Komodo Dragons on their covers.

Jill Stewart came to UNC for her Master’s and Ph.D. She is now the deputy director of the UNC Galapagos Program and an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. During the summers, Stewart travels to the UNC Science Center in the Galapagos to guide students in their scientific research.

“I love bring down there,” said Stewart, during an interview last Monday. “You can see a living laboratory right in front of you.” Read more.


Madelyn Percy awarded CZO-SAVI Program grant

Posted 3 years ago

Ph.D. student Madelyn Percy has been awarded a grant from the NSF Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) Program for her promising work in the Galapagos. That’s an eight-letter acronym – so, what exactly is the CZO-SAVI Program? … Continued

Kelly Houck wins immunology award for Galapagos work

Posted 3 years ago

Kelly Houck, a graduate associate of the Center for Galapagos Studies, was awarded the First Place in the Emerging Leader in Nutritional Immunology Competition by the American Society for Nutrition at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference. Her presentation on Effects of … Continued

Galapagos Science Center installs photovoltaic solar panels

Posted 4 years ago

The joint UNC-USFQ Galapagos Science Center located in San Cristobal, Galapagos, has installed a set of photovoltaic solar panels for electricity generation. These panels are being used to supply part of the electricity needs of the research center. Due to … Continued

Baseline animal health assessment underway in the Galapagos

Posted 4 years ago

From 3 September through 21 September, 2014 a multinational team of marine biologists, veterinary health professionals, and Parque Nacional Galápagos (PNG – Galapagos National Park) wildlife officers conducted thorough health assessments of three endemic species on five different islands in … Continued