The state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians on Thursday, September 22. Congratulations to Drs. Aziz Sancar and Paul Modrich who are among the six honorees.
Congratulations to Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty Jean Cook who was promoted from associate professor to full professor effective August 1, 2016.
Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and joint in Pharmacology has been named Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, effective Oct. 1, 2016.
Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and 2015 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry earns the 2016 O. Max Gardner Award, the highest faculty honor awarded by the UNC Board of Govenors.
Findings from the lab of Dr. Richard Wolfenden, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics show that rates of spontaneous DNA mutation could have been 4,000 times higher than they are now, thanks to a hotter planet billions of years ago.
Each year on Independence Day, the organization publishes its list entitled “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” to honor the accomplishments of notable immigrants. Dr. Aziz Sancar, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry is a 2016 Carnegie Corporation honoree.
Congratulations to Jill Dowen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Biology for her selection as a 2016 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Scholar in cancer research.
In the Spring 2016 issue of the UNC Carolina Scientific magazine, Wolfgang Bergmeier is profiled in a story titled "Platelets, the sports car of the vascular system."
Published in the journal Science, a study by researchers in the Kuhlman lab offers a new route to design the 'cellular machines' needed to understand and battle diseases.
Researchers in Brian Kuhlman's lab use lasers to switch proteins off and on to watch how quickly cells react to their new reality.
The Department continues to rank highly for NIH funding among all Biochemistry departments in the US. In 2015, the Department secured 15.1 million in federal funding and ranks 8th.
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.