Recent News

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.
Meet our 2014 entering students!
Learn more about our new entering class of students and help us welcome them to the department.
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.
Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms
The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments
Grad student Karen Plevock secures funds from ASCB and NCBC
Congratulations to Karen Plevock, graduate student from Biochemistry and Biophysics, who partnered with Rebecca Adikes, Vincent Boudreau, and Carlos Patiño-Descovich (Biology Department UNC), and Kaelyn Sumigray (post-doctoral fellow in Cell Biology at Duke) for securing funding for the organization of The Triangle Cytoskeleton meeting.
UNC researchers develop insights into protein linked to cell movement
Campbell Lab published an article in Structure that proposes a new model for understanding how these proteins bind together to facilitate cell movement.