Join us in congratulating the Paerl Lab’s Ph.D. student, Haley Plaas on winning the UNC Graduate School’s 2023 Impact Award!

2023 Impact Awards, 11 headshots

“This year’s Impact Award recipients are creating new knowledge in order to respond to our society’s greatest challenges,” said The Graduate School’s Dean Beth Mayer-Davis. “In a state where the workforce and intellectual ecosystem continues to advance, we need graduate student research to help us continue to prosper. It’s all part of how we serve our state.”

Haley’s research explores the potential threat harmful cyanobacterial blooms pose to human respiratory health and air quality and has accomplished just that. Check out more information on her website! Congratulations Haley!