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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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Combating chemical warfare with a catch-all antidote

Combating chemical warfare with a catch-all antidote

Former Biochemistry & Biophysics doctoral student Andy Hemmert altered the structure of an enzyme so that it will destroy all known nerve agents used in chemical warfare. Now the U.S. Army is testing it.

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Dohlman Lab receives two paper highlights in Science and Science Signaling

Dohlman Lab receives two paper highlights in Science and Science Signaling

Congratulations to the Dohlman lab for their paper highlights in both Science & Science Signaling. Dr. Henrik Dohlman is Professor and Vice-Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and a joint Professor of Pharmacology.

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Research in Yi Zhang's lab identifies a gene critical for heart function

Research in Yi Zhang's lab identifies a gene critical for heart function

It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don’t have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease. These findings by UNC researchers appear in the journal Genes and Development.

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Jean Cook recieves an Academy of Educators teaching award

Jean Cook recieves an Academy of Educators teaching award

Congratulations to Jean Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was selected as a recipient of a 2010 Basic Science Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award by the Academy of Educators at UNC-CH School of Medicine.

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Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

New research in the lab of Dr. Yue Xiong, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, suggest that the addition or removal of a certain type of chemical tag - called an acetyl group - onto metabolic enzymes plays a key role in how cellular metabolism is regulated.

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Maness article featured on cover of Journal of Neuroscience

Maness article featured on cover of Journal of Neuroscience

Congratulations to researchers in the lab of Dr. Patricia Maness, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, whose article "ALCAM Regulates Mediolateral Retinotopic Mapping in the Superior Colliculus" was featured on the cover of the December 16, 2009 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Jean Cook Receives 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship

Jean Cook Receives 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.

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Secrets in the Salt - Jack Griffith filmed on NOVA's scienceNOW

Secrets in the Salt - Jack Griffith filmed on NOVA's scienceNOW

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Griffith, Distinguished Professor or Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was highlighted in a special NOVA scienceNOW video series (originally aired in July 2009).

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