The protein Ras plays an important role in cellular growth control. Researchers have focused on the protein because mutations in its gene are found in more than 30 percent of all cancers, making it the most prevalent human oncogene.
Wang discovers information from outside the genome influences stem cell differentiation, cancer development
Research from the Wang and Strahl labs has shed new light on how epigenetic signals may function together to determine the ultimate fate of a stem cell.
Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was elected as a 2012 AAAS fellow.
Congratulations to Nikolay Dokholyan, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, for his election as a 2012 APS Fellow.
Sept. 30, 2012 - New research from the Strahl lab has established the first link between the two most fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone modification and DNA methylation -- in humans.
A schematic from Dr. Majumder's paper "Inhibition of Intrinsic Xase by Protein S - A Novel, Regulatory role of Protein S Independent of Activated Protein C" in the October 2012 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology has been chosen as the cover image.
Sept 13, 2013 - Discovery by UNC researchers in the Parise lab uncover a prime suspect for new cancer drug development. The team’s findings were published in the journal Oncogene.
Life is full of choices, and even cells come to a fork in the road. They have to decide what to do about damage to their DNA: repair the damage, force the damaged cell to die, or allow the damage to transform the cell to a tumor cell. Read more on the work from the Xian Chen lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics that was published in Cell Death & Disease.
Dr. Stephen T. Crews, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2018. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.
Congratulations to Dr. Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics who is the eleventh Pew Scholar recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985. She is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Chaney, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who received the Academy of Educator's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Teaching.
Cook lab researchers publish a paper in Nature Cell Biology. The finding presents a possible explanation for why so many cancers possess not just genomic instability, but also more or less than the usual 46 DNA-containing chromosomes.