2010

Yi Zhang receives the first Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Yi Zhang receives the first Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Yi Zhang, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was awarded the first Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

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Grad Student Andrew Hemmert receives 2010 GEAB Impact Award

Grad Student Andrew Hemmert receives 2010 GEAB Impact Award

Congratulations to Andrew Hemmert, doctoral student of Biochemistry & Biophysics whose research was recognized by the Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) at UNC-CH.

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Calcium key to ‘legless’ bacteria

Calcium key to ‘legless’ bacteria

The team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that a single atom—a calcium, in fact—can control how bacteria walk.

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Computer Simulations Point to Key Molecular Basis of Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a key molecular mechanism that may account for the development of cystic fibrosis.

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DNA Repair Mechanisms: the Work of Aziz Sancar

DNA Repair Mechanisms: the Work of Aziz Sancar

Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was reprinted as a classic to commemorate the centennial of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Dokholyan Awarded Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award

Dokholyan Awarded Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award

Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, has been awarded a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award as well as a research grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Jean Cook Receives 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship

Jean Cook Receives 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.

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Beverly Errede Elected as an Associate Fellow to the UNC Academy of Educators

Beverly Errede Elected as an Associate Fellow to the UNC Academy of Educators

Congratulations to Dr. Beverly Errede, a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was recently elected as an Associate Fellow to the 2008 UNC Academy of Educators in recognition of her outstanding teaching efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Jean Cook recieves an Academy of Educators teaching award

Jean Cook recieves an Academy of Educators teaching award

Congratulations to Jean Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was selected as a recipient of a 2010 Basic Science Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award by the Academy of Educators at UNC-CH School of Medicine.

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NEW BIOCHEMISTRY COURSES

We are introducing 4 new courses for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011!

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We've Moved!

We've Moved!

The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics has move to the new Genetic Medicine Building.

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New paradigms in Ras research

New paradigms in Ras research

Ras is a family of genes encoding small GTPases involved in cellular signal transduction. If their signals are dysregulated, Ras proteins can cause cancer. Dr. Sharon Campbell explains her lab’s research into a novel mechanism for regulation of Ras proteins by reactive free radical species.

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Tae-Hong Kang receives UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence

Tae-Hong Kang receives UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence

Congratulations to Tae-Hong Kang, postdoctoral fellow in Aziz Sancar's lab in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received a UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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