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Enjoying the fun in science

“Not knowing too much is a good thing. The unknown creates fun moments in the lab.”

“Not knowing too much is a good thing. The unknown creates fun moments in the lab.”

“Not knowing too much is a good thing. The unknown creates fun moments in the lab.”

As a child, Nancy Allbritton wanted to be a physicist, or some sort of scientist. Now a leading researcher in developing new technologies for biomedical applications, she leads the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. She also encourages up-and-coming female researchers to work hard and enjoy the fun in science.

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Nancy AllbrittonOpens in new window is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and chair of the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on using techniques from chemistry, physics, engineering and materials science to develop new technologies for biomedical applications.

 

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