Recent News

We rank 8th nationally in NIH funding for 2015
The Department continues to rank highly for NIH funding among all Biochemistry departments in the US. In 2015, the Department secured 15.1 million in federal funding and ranks 8th.
UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC
Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.
Grad student Alka Das receives her PhD
Alka successfully defended his dissertation and received her PhD on April 7, 2016.
ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue
In the December 2015 issue, ASBMB Today features Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics in a "Generations" spotlight that speaks to the importance of education and a shared passion for science and hard work in the Dohlman family.
Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings
On March 23, 2016, Carolina's two Nobel laureates, Oliver Smithies, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics meet with new UNC system President Margaret Spellings.
Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award
Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Dr. Eric Brustad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Rihe Liu, Professor of Pharmacy, who have been awarded a major grant from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution of the John Templeton Foundation.
Grad student S. Niranj Chandrasekaran receives his PhD
Niranj successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 11, 2016.
Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Pielak! He is the 2016 recipient of the Carl Branden Award from the Protein Society for his contributions to the field of protein chemistry.
Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project
Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.
Grad student Onur Dagliyan receives his PhD
Onur successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 4, 2016.