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Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD
Dr. Bergmeier is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and member of the MacAllister Heart Institute at UNC. Dr. Bergmeier began his independent research career at Thomas Jefferson University where he continued his work with in vivo mouse thrombosis models and defined the role of a new calcium regulated exchange factor CalDAG GEF-1. This important exchange factor is a key regulator or RAP1 signaling and integrin activation in platelets. Dr. Bergmeier joined UNC in the summer of 2011 and his expertise in platelets, signal transduction, and in vivo thrombosis models has brought a new dimension of cutting edge molecular and translational research to campus. He was recently honored for his research accomplishments in his field with a Biennial Awards for Contributions to Hemostasis (BACH) Investigator Recognition Award from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).
Biennial Awards for Contributions to Hemostasis (BACH) are given to individuals who, in the opinion of their peers, have made significant contributions to research and education in blood coagulation. The Investigator Recognition awards are given typically to individuals whose accomplishments are internationally regarded as exemplary models of research and teaching excellence. Dr. Bergmeier was the recipient of the 16th Biennial BACH Investigator Recognition Award and presented with his plaque at the 59th Annual ISTH Society Meeting held in Amsterdam during June 29-July4, 2013.
- Faculty News
ASBMB Today highlights Henrik Dohlman as a new JBC associate editor
Learn more about Henrik Dohlman, professor and vice chair of biochemistry and biophysics, from his profile highlight in ASBMB Today's December 2013 issue.
Sharon Campbell organizes the ASBMB Special Symposia Series to be held July 2014
Learn more about the event "Translating the Biophysics of Molecular Switches: Signaling Mechanisms and Inhibition of Ras and Rho GTPases"
New findings from the Carter lab challenge assumptions about origins of life
Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics resurrect “molecular fossils” to conduct experiments that undercut the predominant scientific theory of how life began on Earth.
Congratulations to Greg Wang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was awarded a Jefferson Pilot Fellowship from UNC School of Medicine to further his research mission searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.
- Postdoc & Scholars News
2013 Retreat Winners
Scott Rothbart receives a 2013 UNC Pagano Award for a best first-author postdoctoral paper
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Brian Strahl's lab who is one of the recipients this year of a Joseph S. Pagano award
Shobhan Gaddameedhi receives CEHS-2013 Pilot Project Award
Congratulations to Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aziz Sancar's lab, received $25,000 from the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility 2013 Pilot Project Award.
Rothbart receives a 2013 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who received a 2013 Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Research at UNC.