Faculty News

Grad Student Cassandra Hayne receives her PhD!
Hayne successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on August 31, 2017.
The Science of Fluoride Flipping
Zhang lab develops a new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.
Changes to School of Medicine VPN Access
Beginning on Monday, September 18, 2-Step Verification will be required to utilize the UNC School of Medicine Campus VPN to access resources from off-campus locations. The Cisco VPN Client is typically used when off campus to access shared network resources such as the J: drive, and on-campus printers, as well as connecting to your office desktop using the Remote Desktop Connection. Read more for information on registering for 2-Step Verification (Duo).
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
The Biochemistry and Biophysics department gathered together to view the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 with cereal box projectors and protective eclipse glasses. The moon blotted out 93% of the sun. Monday's eclipse was the first one since 1918 that traveled across the United States.
Bergmeier Blood Advances cover
Blood Advances From the cover. Bergmeier lab image has been selected for the cover of Blood Advances 1:18 issue.
Neher receives Jr. Faculty Research Award from NLA
Congratulations to Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who received a Basic Science Award from the National Lipid Association (NLA)!
Newly designed viral vectors could lead to improved gene therapies
UNC and University of Florida researchers created viruses to deliver gene therapies while evading pre-existing immune system responses. Congratulations to Aravind Asokan, Assistant Professor of Genetics with a Joint Appointment in Biochemistry and Biophysics of whose findings provide a road map for designing virus strains that can evade neutralizing antibodies.
Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA
A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.
Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization
UNC study uncovers crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2 whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer.
Congratulations 2017 Presentation Winners
Congratulations to Cassandra Hayne, Jacob Matson, and Mahmud Hussain, PhD 2017 Research Retreat Talk and Poster winners!
Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair
Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, has been elected to a three-year term as chair of the faculty beginning on July 1, 2017.
Grad student Mahmoud Shobair receives his PhD
Mahmoud successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on April 20, 2017.