Faculty News

Swanstrom elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Swanstrom elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Swanstrom, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics for his selection as a 2014 American Academy of Microbiology Fellow.

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Lentz and Majumder podcast about FRET

Lentz and Majumder podcast about FRET

Lentz Lab members create a podcast for the Biochemical Journal to discuss their recent paper "Phosphatidylserine and FVa regulate FXa structure"

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Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes associate professor with tenure.

Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes associate professor with tenure.

Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics who received tenure as a UNC faculty effective March 1, 2014.

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UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key to understanding disease

UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key to understanding disease

Findings from the lab of William Marzluff, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics provides insight into how genetic diseases, such as various cancers, develop in the body.

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Swanstrom named Charles J. Postelle Distinguished Professor

Swanstrom named Charles J. Postelle Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Ron Swanstrom, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who was named the Charles J. Postelle Distinguished Professor effective March 1, 2014.

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Dokholyan named Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor

Dokholyan named Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Nikolay Dokholyan, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who was named a Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor effective March 1, 2014.

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Sancar lab manuscript selected as "Paper of the Week" by JBC

Sancar lab manuscript selected as "Paper of the Week" by JBC

The paper titled "Mechanism of Photosignaling by Drosophila Cryptochrome: Role of the Redox Status of the Flavin Chromophore" appears in the February 21, 2014 print edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Vaziri and Janzen receive NIH grant to make chemotherapy drugs more effective

Vaziri and Janzen receive NIH grant to make chemotherapy drugs more effective

A team led by Cyrus Vaziri and William Janzen at UNC have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could help make chemotherapy drugs more effective.

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Brian Strahl featured in a video about the history of epigenetics.

Brian Strahl featured in a video about the history of epigenetics.

Brian Strahl, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics is featured in a video about the history of epigenetics in GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News). The video titled, Epigenetics: A Timeline, spans 130 years of research.

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Wolfgang Bergmeier earns American Heart Association award!

Wolfgang Bergmeier earns American Heart Association award!

Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier who received an AHA award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.

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Hermans & Lentz author new book "Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules"

Hermans & Lentz author new book "Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules"

Drs. Jan Hermans and Barry Lentz have published a new textbook that progressively builds a deep understanding of macromolecular behavior.

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A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA

A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA

In a paper published by JACS, Qi Zhang, an assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and his team have revealed his newest weapon – a powerful technique to visualize the shape and motion of RNA at the atomic level using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR).

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