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Cook named Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Cook named Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who assumed her new administrative role on Sept. 15, 2013.

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UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack

UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack

A new study in the Parise lab — the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets — netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.

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UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal

UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal

Researchers from the Dohlman lab have discovered that a well-known associate of G protein-coupled receptors -- a common target of FDA-approved drugs -- may play a critical role in mounting a rescue effort to avert an intracellular meltdown.

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NIH and UNC Researchers Define Role of Protein Vinculin in Cell Movement

NIH and UNC Researchers Define Role of Protein Vinculin in Cell Movement

Researchers at UNC and NIH have defined the role of the protein vinculin in enabling cell movement in a paper published in the JCB,

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Bergmeier receives the BACH Investigator Recognition Award from ISTH

Bergmeier receives the BACH Investigator Recognition Award from ISTH

Dr. Wolfgang Bergmeier is the recipient of the Investigator Recognition Award at the 16th Biennial Awards for Contributions to Haemostasis (BACH) from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).

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Parise elected as the Federal Issues Subcommittee chair for the PAAC of ASBMB

Parise elected as the Federal Issues Subcommittee chair for the PAAC of ASBMB

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Parise, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who has been elected as chair of the Federal Issues Subcommittee of Public Affairs Advisory Committee for ASBMB.

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Researchers in the Strahl lab identify another piece of the "histone code" puzzle

Researchers in the Strahl lab identify another piece of the "histone code" puzzle

New research from the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl, associate professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has shown how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.

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Dohlman selected as JBC associate editor

Dohlman selected as JBC associate editor

Congratulations to Dr. Henrik Dohlman who will become an Associate Editor of Journal of Biological Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal, effective July 2013 for a five-year term.

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UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

In the first application of this approach, the UNC researchers showed how a protein called Src kinase influences the way cells extend and move, a previously unknown role that is consistent with the protein’s ties to tumor progression and metastasis.

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Kuhlman Promoted to Full Professor

Kuhlman Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty Brian Kuhlman who was promoted from associate professor to full professor effective March 1, 2013.

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UNC scientists awarded $1 million to develop new tools to study the protein methylome

Three scientists at the UNC-CH (Marcey Waters, Brian Strahl, Xian Chen) have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program to study a widespread but largely unexplored phenomenon that may be implicated in many diseases, including cancer.

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Zhang awarded March of Dimes Starter Scholar award

Zhang awarded March of Dimes Starter Scholar award

Congratulations to Dr. Qi Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who has received the 2013 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation.

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