2015 Tar Heels of the Year are Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina and Paul Modrich of Duke University.
In this video, learn more about Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemisty for 2015.
Qi Zhang, PhD earns a 2015 Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking techniques that allow him to create videos of the tiniest bits of the stuff that make us human.
Brian Strahl, PhD at UNC and Scott Rothbart, PhD at Van Andel Research Institute create a robust online interactive database to address science’s ‘antibody crisis’.
The labs of Jean Cook, PhD, and Jeremy Purvis, PhD, will develop the first-ever interactive molecular model of a crucial cellular process that controls healthy growth and diseases such as cancer.
UNC Lineberger team finds possible strategy to overcome radiation therapy resistance acquired by cancer cells
In a new study published in the Cell Press journal "Chemistry & Biology", researchers in the Chen lab share a discovery that could lead to a new strategy for sensitizing radiation-resistant cancer cells to the treatment.
In a new pre-clinical study published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, researchers from the Parise lab show they can exploit cancer’s reliance on a particular protein to help fight triple negative breast cancer. They believe the protein could be a potential new drug target.
University of North Carolina researchers provide evidence for how the genetic code developed in two distinct stages to help primordial chemicals evolve into cells.
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
The 18 members of the QEP steering committee, led by co-chairs Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, and Kevin Guskiewicz, professor of exercise and sport science and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, will develop the QEP’s focus, implementation and budget before presenting a draft plan to the Provost. One of the major focuses is improvement on science learning.
The program aims to address the fundamental gaps in knowledge surrounding epigenetic regulation, with a long-term goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches towards treating human disease. Learn more about the newly launched UNC Program in Chromatin and Epigenetics!