Recent News

How Life Survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA repair
Findings come from an advanced DNA sequencing application developed by the lab of University of North Carolina Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.
Gary Pielak receives UNC Lifetime Mentor Award
Congratulations to Gary Pielak, joint faculty of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and distinguished professor of Chemistry who received a UNC Lifetime Mentor Award!
We rank 8th nationally in NIH funding for 2016
The Department continues to rank highly for NIH funding among all Biochemistry departments in the US. In 2016, the Department secured 14.96 million in federal funding and ranks 8th.
Bergmeier receives 2016 ATVB Special Recognition in Thrombosis
Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who has been awarded the 2016 ATVB Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis.
Sancar delivers Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture
On Oct. 20, 2016, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, 2015 Nobel Laureate, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, delivered the annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture.
Sancar and Kibbe elected to National Academy of Medicine
Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD and Melina Kibbe, MD join only twelve current and former UNC School of Medicine faculty members in the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
Two UNC School of Medicine startup companies featured in Congressional event
Renovion and EpiCypher, spinouts from the work of David Henke, MD, and Brian Strahl, PhD, respectively, were celebrated at the 2016 National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer’s University Startups Demo Day.
New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions
From a new study published in Structure, researchers in the lab of Nikolay Dokholyan have discovered a way to protect neurons from toxic effects by countering the tendency of the protein SOD1 to clump in motor neurons.
An Epigenetic First: researchers pinpoint protein's role in key biological process
UNC researchers help piece together how the key players in DNA methylation work together during gene regulation, a key finding needed to develop better therapies.
Stephani Page featured on cover of ASBMB Today
In the September 2016 issue of ASBMB Today, postdoc in the Dohlman lab, Stephani Page (and dept graduate alum) was featured in the cover article for a piece on scientists active on social media.