Recent News

Computer Simulations Point to Key Molecular Basis of Cystic Fibrosis
Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a key molecular mechanism that may account for the development of cystic fibrosis.
Discovery of "Overdrive" Protein Could Broaden Drug Design Options
New research from scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, by graduate student Michael Lee, Pharmacology, and Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor & Vice Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, shows for the first time that an important family of proteins known to function at the cell surface also functions at a site within the cell.
Beverly Errede Elected as an Associate Fellow to the UNC Academy of Educators
Congratulations to Dr. Beverly Errede, a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was recently elected as an Associate Fellow to the 2008 UNC Academy of Educators in recognition of her outstanding teaching efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We've Moved!
The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics has move to the new Genetic Medicine Building.
Protein controls blood vessel formation, offers new drug target
December 2007 News Release: After an injury, the body grows new blood vessels to repair damaged tissue. But sometimes too much growth causes problems, as when new blood vessels in the eyes leak, causing diabetic retinopathy and blindness if not treated.
Leslie Parise Elected as an AAAS Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Parise, a Professor & Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was elected as a 2007 AAAS fellow.
Henrik Dohlman Selected as Member for NIH Study Section
Dr. Henrik Dohlman, a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Molecular & Integrative Signal Transduction Study Section with the NIH's Center for Scientific Review for a term beginning in August 2007 thru June 2009.
Arrel Toews Elected as an Associate Fellow to UNC Academy of Educators
Congratulations to Dr. Arrel Toews, a Research Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics for his election as an Associate Fellow to the UNC Academy of Educators.
Ramsden Awarded 2006 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
Congratulations to Dr. Dale Ramsden, a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who has been awarded the 2006 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award.
Parise Appoined as the Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Dr. Leslie V. Parise, PhD has been appointed Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics effective September 2006.