Faculty News

Meet the new student representatives for 2014-2015
Amy Howard (biophysics student) has joined Cassandra Hayne (biochemistry student) as the new student representative for the department.
UNC Center for Structural Biology Names New Co-Directors
Michael Miley, PhD and Ashutosh Tripathy, PhD announced as the new co-directors for the UNC Center for Structural Biology (CSB). CSB has also launched a brand new website.
Sharon Campbell receives Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award
Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Campbell, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who is the recipient of the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.
Viva la futbol!
Dr. Aziz Sancar enjoying the games last week with several others.
Grants manager Rhonda receives a promotion
After 16 years of dedicated service to the Department, Rhonda is leaving for a promotion with OSR.
Silvia Ramos joins the Department
We welcome Dr. Silvia Ramos who has just joined the lab of Dr. Bill Marzluff as a new research faculty member in the Department.
EpiCypher co-founded by Brian Strahl is moving to Chapel Hill
Drs. Brian Strahl, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill along with Or Gozani, Associate Professor at Stanford, and Mark Bedford, Professor of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the University of Texas are the scientific founders of EpiCypher, a company that develops and manufactures novel products and tools for epigenetics and chromatin biology research. As of earlier this month, the operations have been moved from Texas to UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Dohlman lab publishes in Molecular Cell
In the June 19, 2014 edition of Molecular Cell, the Dohlman lab publishes a paper "Cellular Noise Suppression by the Regulator of G Protein Signaling Sst2."
Brian Strahl receives NIH and NSF grants to study gene expression.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Strahl, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics for receiving grants from the NIH and NSF
UNC researchers develop insights into protein linked to cell movement
Campbell Lab published an article in Structure that proposes a new model for understanding how these proteins bind together to facilitate cell movement.
Saskia Neher receives a grant from the American Heart Association
Congratulations to Dr. Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics for receiving a beginning grant in aid from the American Heart Association.
Greg Wang selected as a Kimmel Scholar in cancer research.
Congratulations to Greg Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics for his selection as a 2014 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Scholar in cancer research.