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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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Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create novel proteins

Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create novel proteins

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.

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New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

Researchers in Brian Kuhlman's lab use lasers to switch proteins off and on to watch how quickly cells react to their new reality.

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We rank 8th nationally in NIH funding for 2015

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.

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UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC

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.

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ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue

ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue

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.

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Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings

Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings

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.

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Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award

Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award

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.

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Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society

Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society

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.

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Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project

Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project

Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.

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