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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.
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.
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.
For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.