Recent News

Yi Zhang Ranked by Thomson Scientific in Top Ten Authors with High Impact Papers
Congratulations to Dr. Yi Zhang, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who ranked 7th worldwide in a study performed by Thomson Scientific assessing high-impact research in molecular biology and genetics.
Arrel Toews is an Invited Lecturer for USMLE Review
Dr. Arrel Toews, Research Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been invited by second year medical students at UNC-Chapel Hill to provide a review of Biochemistry to prepare them for their USMLE Step I exams.
Grad Student Thomas Mullen receives 2008 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award
Congratulations to Thomas Mullen, a graduate student of Biochemistry & Biophysics, for receiving the 2008 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Biological and Life Sciences.
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.