Recent News

Grad Student Jon Leano receives his PhD
Jon successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on July 1, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Grad Student Ivan Sabath receives his PhD
Ivan successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on June 23, 2014.
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."
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.
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
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.