Working Together to Transform Lives

Collaboration, expertise and passion are the heart of research at Carolina, making it a one-of-a-kind university with unmatched capabilities in interdisciplinary research. As an internationally ranked premier autism research university, Carolina brings world-renowned researchers together through the UNC Autism Research Center to transform the lives of families impacted by autism.

Two such researchers — Ben Philpot, Ph.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, and Mark Zylka, Ph.D., Jeffrey Houpt Distinguished Investigator, professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology — have been working together, making significant headway in autism research.

“We have probably the best group of autism researchers in the nation right here at UNC,” said Philpot. “It’s a depth and breadth that’s unparalleled in the autism world.”

“I feel like our hard work is validated almost every day,” said Zylka. “At UNC, we have the opportunity to not restrict ourselves and go where the science takes us. We’re always working hard and making incredible discoveries.”

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