In the first application of this approach, the UNC researchers showed how a protein called Src kinase influences the way cells extend and move, a previously unknown role that is consistent with the protein’s ties to tumor progression and metastasis.
The Department is featuring a full day of events including invited alumni talks by distinguished researchers, Dr. Lee Limbird (Dean of School of Natural Sciences at Fisk University) and Dr. Sylvie Doublie (Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at University of Vermont), talks by our current students, a poster session, and a panel discussion by alumni on career paths and more. Learn more and join us!
Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate students host Gerald Crabtree, MD for a special lecture on "Chromatin Regulation: New Concepts and Methods"
Congratulations to Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty Brian Kuhlman who was promoted from associate professor to full professor effective March 1, 2013.
Congratulations to Scott Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Brian Strahl, who received a three year fellowship from the American Cancer Society for continued study and training.
Three scientists at the UNC-CH (Marcey Waters, Brian Strahl, Xian Chen) have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program to study a widespread but largely unexplored phenomenon that may be implicated in many diseases, including cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Qi Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who has received the 2013 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation.
Wang discovers information from outside the genome influences stem cell differentiation, cancer development
Research from the Wang and Strahl labs has shed new light on how epigenetic signals may function together to determine the ultimate fate of a stem cell.
Learn about all the new people, accomplishments, and research and event highlights from this past year.
Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was elected as a 2012 AAAS fellow.
Congratulations to Nikolay Dokholyan, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, for his election as a 2012 APS Fellow.
The Department ranks fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US, up from seventh in 2011.
Each 1 credit module investigates principles and mechanisms of signal transduction and cell proliferation control with an emphasis on in-depth discussion of current literature and unanswered questions in the field.
Congratulations to Brian Garrett (graduate student in the Neher lab) for creating the winning artwork in our retreat t-shirt design contest!
Sept. 30, 2012 - New research from the Strahl lab has established the first link between the two most fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone modification and DNA methylation -- in humans.
A schematic from Dr. Majumder's paper "Inhibition of Intrinsic Xase by Protein S - A Novel, Regulatory role of Protein S Independent of Activated Protein C" in the October 2012 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology has been chosen as the cover image.
Sept 13, 2013 - Discovery by UNC researchers in the Parise lab uncover a prime suspect for new cancer drug development. The team’s findings were published in the journal Oncogene.
Stephani Page is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an undergrad, Page chose to attend North Carolina A&T State University, a historically black university, to study Chemical Engineering. That experience was a great influence over her personal and professional growth. Page loves her research and works hard to make herself and her family proud each and every day.
Life is full of choices, and even cells come to a fork in the road. They have to decide what to do about damage to their DNA: repair the damage, force the damaged cell to die, or allow the damage to transform the cell to a tumor cell. Read more on the work from the Xian Chen lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics that was published in Cell Death & Disease.
Congratulations to Onur Dagliyan and Alka Das, graduate students of Biochemistry & Biophysics who are recipients of 2012 HHMI International Student Research Fellowships.