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UNC NRI adds new faculity member to research team

UNC NRI adds new faculity member to research team

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Ximena Bustamante-Marin

Ximena M. Bustamante-Marin, Ph.D.

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) welcomes a new faculty member to its team: Ximena M. Bustamante-Marin, Ph.D.

A member of the Hursting-Chapel Hill lab, Bustamante-Martin is an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health — and now, the Nutrition Research Institute.

Bustamante-Marin earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences with mention in physiology from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Her research focus is on understanding how the cells perceive signals from the microenvironment to control cellular functions and cell fate decisions, a fundamental goal in stem cell and cancer cell biology.

Learn more about Bustamante-Marin and her research at You can also learn more about the Hursting Lab team, based out of both Kannapolis and Chapel Hill, on the website:


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