Recent Highlights

Neher receives Jr. Faculty Research Award from NLA
Congratulations to Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who received a Basic Science Award from the National Lipid Association (NLA)!
Newly designed viral vectors could lead to improved gene therapies
UNC and University of Florida researchers created viruses to deliver gene therapies while evading pre-existing immune system responses. Congratulations to Aravind Asokan, Assistant Professor of Genetics with a Joint Appointment in Biochemistry and Biophysics of whose findings provide a road map for designing virus strains that can evade neutralizing antibodies.
Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA
A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.
Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization
UNC study uncovers crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2 whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer.
Congratulations 2017 Presentation Winners
Congratulations to Cassandra Hayne, Jacob Matson, and Mahmud Hussain, PhD 2017 Research Retreat Talk and Poster winners!
Welcome Megan DeMarco our new Pre-Award Grants Manager
Megan DeMarco, our new Pre-Award Grants Manager, is currently working on generating proposals with several Biochemistry & Biophysics faculty.