Recent Highlights

New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

Researchers in Brian Kuhlman's lab use lasers to switch proteins off and on to watch how quickly cells react to their new reality.

New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes - Read More…

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC

Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC - Read More…

Grad student Alka Das receives her PhD

Grad student Alka Das receives her PhD

Alka successfully defended his dissertation and received her PhD on April 7, 2016.

Grad student Alka Das receives her PhD - Read More…

ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue

ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue

In the December 2015 issue, ASBMB Today features Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics in a "Generations" spotlight that speaks to the importance of education and a shared passion for science and hard work in the Dohlman family.

ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue - Read More…

Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings

Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings

On March 23, 2016, Carolina's two Nobel laureates, Oliver Smithies, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics meet with new UNC system President Margaret Spellings.

Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings - Read More…

Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award

Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Dr. Eric Brustad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Rihe Liu, Professor of Pharmacy, who have been awarded a major grant from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution of the John Templeton Foundation.

Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award - Read More…

Grad student S. Niranj Chandrasekaran receives his PhD

Grad student S. Niranj Chandrasekaran receives his PhD

Niranj successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 11, 2016.

Grad student S. Niranj Chandrasekaran receives his PhD - Read More…

Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society

Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Pielak! He is the 2016 recipient of the Carl Branden Award from the Protein Society for his contributions to the field of protein chemistry.

Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society - Read More…

Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project

Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project

Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.

Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project - Read More…

Grad student Onur Dagliyan receives his PhD

Grad student Onur Dagliyan receives his PhD

Onur successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 4, 2016.

Grad student Onur Dagliyan receives his PhD - Read More…

Alumni Mike Whitfield receives $1 million grant for his research

Alumni Mike Whitfield receives $1 million grant for his research

Michael Whitfield, PhD, a graduate alum who trained in the lab of Dr. William Marzluff has received a $1 million transformational award to study the autoimmune disease systemic scleroderma.

Alumni Mike Whitfield receives $1 million grant for his research - Read More…

Grad student Mahmoud Shobair has a paper of the week in JBC

Grad student Mahmoud Shobair has a paper of the week in JBC

Congratulations to Mahmoud, a graduate student in the lab of Nikolay Dokholyan! His paper was selected as the paper of the week in the February 19, 2016 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Grad student Mahmoud Shobair has a paper of the week in JBC - Read More…

Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal

Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal

Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Triangle Business Journal and is named as one of their Healthcare Heroes for the year.

Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal - Read More…

Sancar and Modrich honored as "Heroes of the Game"

On January 15, during Teacher Appreciation night, Aziz Sancar of UNC and Paul Modrich of Duke were honored as "Heroes of the Game" for their shared 2015 Nobel prize in chemistry.

Sancar and Modrich honored as "Heroes of the Game" - Read More…

Aziz Sancar honored as Tar Heel of the Year

Aziz Sancar honored as Tar Heel of the Year

2015 Tar Heels of the Year are Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina and Paul Modrich of Duke University.

Aziz Sancar honored as Tar Heel of the Year - Read More…