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Two UNC School of Medicine startup companies featured in Congressional event

Two UNC School of Medicine startup companies featured in Congressional event

Renovion and EpiCypher, spinouts from the work of David Henke, MD, and Brian Strahl, PhD, respectively, were celebrated at the 2016 National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer’s University Startups Demo Day.

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Greg Wang receives a research scholar grant from ACS

Greg Wang receives a research scholar grant from ACS

The American Cancer Society awards Greg Wang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, a research scholar grant to study the role of PRC2 dysregulation in cancer.

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New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

From a new study published in Structure, researchers in the lab of Nikolay Dokholyan have discovered a way to protect neurons from toxic effects by countering the tendency of the protein SOD1 to clump in motor neurons.

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An Epigenetic First: researchers pinpoint protein's role in key biological process

An Epigenetic First: researchers pinpoint protein's role in key biological process

UNC researchers help piece together how the key players in DNA methylation work together during gene regulation, a key finding needed to develop better therapies.

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Sancar to receive the NC Award, the state's highest honor

Sancar to receive the NC Award, the state's highest honor

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.

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Cook Promoted to Full Professor

Cook Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty Jean Cook who was promoted from associate professor to full professor effective August 1, 2016.

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Dohlman named Chair of the Department of Pharmacology

Dohlman named Chair of the Department of Pharmacology

Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and joint in Pharmacology has been named Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, effective Oct. 1, 2016.

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Aziz Sancar accepts 2016 O. Max Gardner Award

Aziz Sancar accepts 2016 O. Max Gardner Award

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.

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Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

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.

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Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

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.

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Jill Dowen receives a 2016 Kimmel Scholar Award

Jill Dowen receives a 2016 Kimmel Scholar Award

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.

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Wolfgang Bergmeier featured in Carolina Scientific 2016 spring issue

Wolfgang Bergmeier featured in Carolina Scientific 2016 spring issue

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."

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