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Jean Cook elected as a Fellow to UNC Academy of Educators

Jean Cook elected as a Fellow to UNC Academy of Educators

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was recently elected as a Fellow to the 2012 UNC Academy of Educators in recognition of her outstanding teaching efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Mary Napier receives a Massey Award for Distinguished Service

Mary Napier receives a Massey Award for Distinguished Service

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Napier, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who is a recipient of a 2012 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.

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Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

Dokholyan lab researchers publish a paper in the April 16, 2012 issue of Nature Methods demonstrating the structure and function of RNA molecules and paving the way to develop targets for new therapeutics.

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Open for business: UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility

Open for business: UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility

Do you need peptides synthesized? Peptide antigens for antibody production? Or even specialized peptide libraries? -- The UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility can help!

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Leslie Parise nominated as a new Associate Editor of Blood

Leslie Parise nominated as a new Associate Editor of Blood

Congratulations to Dr. Parise who will become an Associate Editor of Blood, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society of Hematology, effective January 2013 for a four-year term.

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Rinku Majumder receives a UNC Research Council Award

Rinku Majumder receives a UNC Research Council Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rinku Majumder, Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who receives a UNC Junior Faculty Research Award.

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Greg Wang awarded V Foundation Scholar Award for Cancer Research

Greg Wang awarded V Foundation Scholar Award for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced this week that Greg Wang, PhD, has been awarded the Martin D. Abeloff, MD, V Scholar Award. This award goes to the research project that receives the highest rating from the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Wang is the 10th V Scholar from UNC Lineberger.

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Dokholyan lab featured on the cover of Structure

Dokholyan lab featured on the cover of Structure

Dokholyan lab has a cover story in the December 7, 2011 issue of Structure. Dagliyan et al. present a rapid molecular dynamics-based approach to reveal the mechanism of protein-peptide recognition. The authors find that the peptide, rather than the protein, undergoes an induced fit, and that electrostatic interactions guide the peptide toward the binding region.

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Julia Brittain Selected to the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Hematology

Julia Brittain Selected to the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Hematology

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Brittain, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was recently selected to the Editorial Board for the publication World Journal of Hematology.

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Yue Xiong elected as a 2011 AAAS fellow

Yue Xiong elected as a 2011 AAAS fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Yue Xiong, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was elected as a 2012 AAAS fellow.

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Henrik Dohlman elected as a 2011 AAAS Fellow

Henrik Dohlman elected as a 2011 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor & Vice-Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was elected as a 2011 AAAS fellow.

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Sancar lab featured on "In This Issue" of PNAS, published on November 15, 2011

Sancar lab featured on "In This Issue" of PNAS, published on November 15, 2011

Exposure to UV radiation triggers DNA lesions that can lead to skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States. Previous studies in mice have shown that levels of a protein called XPA, involved in repairing UV-induced DNA lesions, waxes and wanes with the time of day. Shobhan Gaddameedhi et al. found that the protein's level and activity in mouse skin cells are at their lowest at 4 AM and their highest at 4PM.

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