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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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Looking at DNA through the Electron Microscope: the work of Jack Griffith

Looking at DNA through the Electron Microscope: the work of Jack Griffith

Congratulations to Dr. Jack Griffith, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was reprinted as a classic to commemorate the centennial of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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DNA Repair Mechanisms: the Work of Aziz Sancar

DNA Repair Mechanisms: the Work of Aziz Sancar

Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was reprinted as a classic to commemorate the centennial of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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New paradigms in Ras research

New paradigms in Ras research

Ras is a family of genes encoding small GTPases involved in cellular signal transduction. If their signals are dysregulated, Ras proteins can cause cancer. Dr. Sharon Campbell explains her lab’s research into a novel mechanism for regulation of Ras proteins by reactive free radical species.

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UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome

UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome

Thursday, October 15, 2009 — Dr. Xian Chen, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who along with Dr. Morgan Giddings, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology have been awarded a $1.6 million 2-year “Grand Opportunities” (GO) grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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Arrel Toews invited as the 2009 Whitehead Lecturer

Dr. Arrel Toews, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics receives the honor of giving this year's Richard H. Whitehead Lecture.

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Aziz Sancar receives 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Texas, Dallas

Aziz Sancar receives 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Texas, Dallas

Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, receives the highest honor bestowed upon alumni of the University of Texas, Dallas.

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