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Brian Strahl awarded the 2009 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Strahl, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, for receiving the 2009 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Award for Outstanding Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.
Located in News / 2009
Grad Student Erin Heenan receives the 2009 Diane Harris Leadership Award
Congratulations to Erin Heenan, graduate student of Biochemistry & Biophysics for receiving the second annual Diane Harris Leadership award.
Located in News / 2009
Henrik Dohlman Selected as Member for NIH Study Section
Dr. Henrik Dohlman, a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Molecular & Integrative Signal Transduction Study Section with the NIH's Center for Scientific Review for a term beginning in August 2007 thru June 2009.
Located in News / 2009
Yi Zhang named as Kenan Distinguished Professor
Congratulations to Dr. Yi Zhang who has been named a Kenan Distinguished Professor effective July 1, 2009
Located in News / 2009
Maness article featured on cover of Journal of Neuroscience
Congratulations to researchers in the lab of Dr. Patricia Maness, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, whose article "ALCAM Regulates Mediolateral Retinotopic Mapping in the Superior Colliculus" was featured on the cover of the December 16, 2009 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
Located in News / 2009
Possible drug target for obesity treatment a no-brainer
Researchers in Yi Zhang's group in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill have discovered a gene that when mutated causes obesity by dampening the body’s ability to burn energy while leaving appetite unaffected.
Located in News / 2009
Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth
Researchers in Aziz Sancar's group in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill have shown that disruption of the circadian clock – the internal time-keeping mechanism that keeps the body running on a 24-hour cycle – can slow the progression of cancer.
Located in News / 2009
UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
Thursday, October 15, 2009 — Dr. Xian Chen, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who along with Dr. Morgan Giddings, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology have been awarded a $1.6 million 2-year “Grand Opportunities” (GO) grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Located in News / 2009
UNC study identifies genetic cause of most common form of breast cancer
Monday, May 11, 2009 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that defects in one tumor-suppressor gene, called p18, may override the rest, eventually leading to cancer.
Located in News / 2009
Zhang appointed as HHMI Investigator
Dr. Yi Zhang, a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics has been appointed an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Located in News / 2009