Faculty News

Department bids farewell to Amanda
After 9 years of dedicated service to the Department, Amanda will transition into a new position in the Office of Sponsored Research on March 27, 2017.
Welcome Megan DeMarco our new Pre-Award Grants Manager
Megan DeMarco, our new Pre-Award Grants Manager, is currently working on generating proposals with several Biochemistry & Biophysics faculty.
Leslie Parise and Lloyd Kramer vie for UNC Chair of Faculty
The Office of Faculty Governance at UNC is pleased to announce the 2017 Chair of the Faculty candidates: Leslie Parise and Lloyd Kramer. Voting takes place on April 7th!
Two biochemistry and biophysics grad students awarded NSF Fellowships
Congratulations to Candice Crilly and Hanna Trzeciakiewicz for receiving Predoctoral Fellowships from the National Science Foundation!
Grad student Seth Zimmerman receives his PhD
Seth successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 17, 2017.
UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood
Cassandra Hayne, working with Saskia Neher, PhD, found that a specific mutated version of a lipoprotein binds more effectively to liver cells, thus explaining decreased levels of triglycerides in blood.
Bergmeier nominated to serve as an associate editor for JTH
Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics who was just named as a new associate editor for the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Zhang receives a CAREER award from the NSF
Congratulations to Qi Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)!
How Life Survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA repair
Findings come from an advanced DNA sequencing application developed by the lab of University of North Carolina Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.
Gary Pielak receives UNC Lifetime Mentor Award
Congratulations to Gary Pielak, joint faculty of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and distinguished professor of Chemistry who received a UNC Lifetime Mentor Award!
We rank 8th nationally in NIH funding for 2016
The Department continues to rank highly for NIH funding among all Biochemistry departments in the US. In 2016, the Department secured 14.96 million in federal funding and ranks 8th.
Bergmeier receives 2016 ATVB Special Recognition in Thrombosis
Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who has been awarded the 2016 ATVB Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis.