UNCG Research

Facilities and Resources

Whether they’re discovering treatments for cancer and MRSA in natural products, employing nanodots in the battle against cardiovascular disease, or developing cross-cutting investigations to save bees, UNC Greensboro faculty and students are advancing knowledge through scientific discovery.

With approximately $1 billion in economic impact in the region, UNC Greensboro innovates and creates solutions that make a difference in peoples’ lives. University scholarship rockets from the lab to real-world benefits through industry and community collaborations, innovative public-private partnerships, patents, licensing, and startups.


Core Labs

Biomolecular Simulation and Bioinformatics Core Lab

JSNN Advanced Microscopy Core

JSNN Analytical Chemistry Core

JSNN Computational Modeling Core

JSNN Micro and Nanofabrication Core

JSNN Soft Matter & Nanobiology Core

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Triad Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Gateway University Research Park

UNC Greensboro partnered with NC A&T to develop the Gateway University Research Park, which provides world-class laboratories and office space to businesses, universities, and the local community. In this uniquely collaborative environment, tenants and partners utilize shared resources for technological progress, including a T3 MRI, the largest electron microscope in the Southeast, and a state of the art materials testing center. The campus also provides support in turning intellectual property into thriving businesses in areas of life and physical science, engineering, and other applied sciences.

Gateway houses several ventures led or co-led by UNC Greensboro.

Gateway UNCG MRI Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging | At the center, imaging scientists collaborate across disciplines to develop new approaches for examining anatomical and functional connectivity in neural circuits and to explore emerging frontiers in neural engineering.

Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering | The JSNN is an academic collaboration between UNC Greensboro and NC A&T, that offers innovative, cross-disciplinary graduate programs and research opportunities in nanobioscience, nanometrology, nanomaterials, nanobioelectronics, nanoenergy, and computational nanotechnology.

SERVE Center | UNC Greensboro’s education research, evaluation, and technical assistance center works with educators and policy makers at the local, state, and national levels.


UNC Greensboro, in conjunction with NC A&T, is a National Science Foundation I-Corps site. NSF’s I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of research projects ready to move toward commercialization. Through the Greensboro I-Corps Site, UNCG and NC A&T faculty, staff, students, and alumni access education and resources to take their innovations to market.


North Carolina Research Campus

UNC Greensboro is a member of the North Carolina Research Campus, a public-private partnership forged by corporations, universities, and healthcare organizations to transform science at the intersection of human health, nutrition, and agriculture. At the 350-acre campus just north of Charlotte, researchers in UNC Greensboro’s Center for Translational Biomedical Research are developing new approaches to the prevention and treatment of illnesses such as diabetes and fatty liver disease.

University Libraries Research Support

The University Libraries , in addition to comprehensive physical and online collections, offer a host of research support services including data services, management, and archiving; large-scale digitization projects; publishing support; citation management tools; web support; and a grants resource guide. Contact your academic department’s library liaison to learn more.