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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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National Cancer Institute-funded center to study proteins for better cancer diagnosis, treatment

National Cancer Institute-funded center to study proteins for better cancer diagnosis, treatment

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Boise State University have been named partners in one of five US centers that will use genetic data to search for proteins that are abnormally made by cancer cells. The partnerships form the new Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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Sancar lab featured on the cover of JBC published on July 22, 2011

Sancar lab featured on the cover of JBC published on July 22, 2011

On the JBC Cover: The circadian clock is the internal timekeeping molecular system that generates a daily rhythm in an organism's physiology and behavior.

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Yi Zhang Lab identifies seventh and eighth bases of DNA

Yi Zhang Lab identifies seventh and eighth bases of DNA

Finding published in the July 21, 2011 issue of Science shows that researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.

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Yue Xiong receives 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Yue Xiong receives 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

The award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research within UNC's School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize.

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Barry Lentz receives Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Barry Lentz receives Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

This award, established by the Board of Govenors in 1997, acknowledges a lifetime of contributions to a broad range of teaching and learning, particularly mentoring beyond the classroom.

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Parise elected as Public Affairs Advisory Committee Member of ASBMB

Parise elected as Public Affairs Advisory Committee Member of ASBMB

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Parise, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who has been elected to serve on the Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

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