Recent News

Nikolay Dokholyan elected as a 2012 American Physical Society Fellow
Congratulations to Nikolay Dokholyan, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, for his election as a 2012 APS Fellow.
We rank 4th nationally in NIH funding!
The Department ranks fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US, up from seventh in 2011.
Introducing the 2012 Research Retreat T-Shirt
Congratulations to Brian Garrett (graduate student in the Neher lab) for creating the winning artwork in our retreat t-shirt design contest!
Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development
Sept 13, 2013 - Discovery by UNC researchers in the Parise lab uncover a prime suspect for new cancer drug development. The team’s findings were published in the journal Oncogene.
Mary Napier receives a Massey Award for Distinguished Service
Congratulations to Dr. Mary Napier, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who is a recipient of a 2012 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.
Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors
Dokholyan lab researchers publish a paper in the April 16, 2012 issue of Nature Methods demonstrating the structure and function of RNA molecules and paving the way to develop targets for new therapeutics.
Shobhan Gaddameedhi places third at the poster competition of the Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium
Congratulations to Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi, postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Aziz Sancar, who received the third place award at the Postdoctoral Research Poster Forum of the 2nd annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium.
Rinku Majumder receives a UNC Research Council Award
Congratulations to Dr. Rinku Majumder, Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who receives a UNC Junior Faculty Research Award.
Greg Wang awarded V Foundation Scholar Award for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced this week that Greg Wang, PhD, has been awarded the Martin D. Abeloff, MD, V Scholar Award. This award goes to the research project that receives the highest rating from the V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Wang is the 10th V Scholar from UNC Lineberger.
Dokholyan lab featured on the cover of Structure
Dokholyan lab has a cover story in the December 7, 2011 issue of Structure. Dagliyan et al. present a rapid molecular dynamics-based approach to reveal the mechanism of protein-peptide recognition. The authors find that the peptide, rather than the protein, undergoes an induced fit, and that electrostatic interactions guide the peptide toward the binding region.