Greg Copenhaver, PhD
Director of the Institute for Convergent Science and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science
Greg Copenhaver, PhD, is the Director of the Institute for Convergent Science and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science. He serves as Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the College of Arts & Sciences and holds joint appointments in the Department of Biology and the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences. Copenhaver works to bring multidisciplinary teams together to address society’s most intractable problems to benefit the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. He will work to define the activities, mission and vision for the institute’s future with his focus revolving around a central question: how does ICS support research that creates new innovations and translates them into companies, technologies or other modes of impact in the world? He also will focus on creating a hub where all activity becomes visible and interconnected in a single place. A Tar Heel through and through, Copenhaver has spent his entire professional academic career as a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, beginning in 2001. He received a B.S. from the University of California Riverside, a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago.