Postdoc & Research Scholar News

Postdoc Dileep Varma accepts faculty position at Northwestern
Congratulations to Dr. Dileep Varma on his new tenure-track faculty position with the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
Postdoc Shobhan Gaddameedhi accepts faculty position at Washington State
Congratulatons to Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi on his new Assistant Professor position with the Department of Experimental and Systems Pharmacology at Washington State University.
Joseph Pearson from the Crews lab publishes in Developmental Biology
Congrats to Joseph Pearson for publishing a first author paper in Developmental Biology. His article "Enhancer diversity and the control of a simple pattern of Drosophila CNS midline cell expression" was available online ahead of print on May 20, 2014.
Xiong lab publishes back to back articles in Molecular Cell
Two studies from the Xiong lab (Li et al., 2014 and Yan et al., 2014) in Molecular Cell show that CUL7, OBSL1, and CCDC8, all mutated in 3M short stature syndrome, form a centrosomal complex that regulates CUL9 and its substrate Survivin to link mitosis to cell survival.
UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer
The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer.
David Allison awarded a fellowship from Debbie's Dream Foundation
Congratulations to David Allison, postdoctoral fellow in the Greg Wang lab who is the recipient of a fellowship from Debbie's Dream Foundation.
Rui Lu receives a Lymphoma Research Foundation Award
Congratulations to Rui Lu, postdoctoral fellow in the Greg Wang lab who is a recipient of a Lymphoma Research Foundation Award.
Scott Rothbart receives a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the Strahl lab who received a K99 award from NCI effective February 1, 2014.
Varma and Gaddameedhi receive NIH Pathway to Indepedence awards
Congratulations to Shobhan Gaddameedhi, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Sancar Lab and Dileep Varma, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Cook Lab who both received highly competitive NIH K99 pathway to independence grant awards.
Grad Students 2013 Retreat Winners
Congratulations to Peter Thompson, Harsha Gunawarden, Seth Zimmerman, Tim Jacobs and Marino Convertino.