Recent News

Grad Student Rachel Creager-Allen receives her PhD!
Rachel successfully defended her thesis and received her PhD on October 1, 2013.
Meet our new department grad student reps for 2013-2014
Karen Plevock and Cassandra Hayne are the new Biochemistry and Biophysics student representatives for the term 2013-2014.
Scott Rothbart receives a 2013 UNC Pagano Award for a best first-author postdoctoral paper
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Brian Strahl's lab who is one of the recipients this year of a Joseph S. Pagano award
Shobhan Gaddameedhi receives CEHS-2013 Pilot Project Award
Congratulations to Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aziz Sancar's lab, received $25,000 from the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility 2013 Pilot Project Award.
Cook named Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who assumed her new administrative role on Sept. 15, 2013.
Grad Student Jonny Leano featured in a student profile by UNC BBSP
Meet Jonny Leano and learn more about his background, research, and accomplishments .
UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack
A new study in the Parise lab — the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets — netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.
UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal
Researchers from the Dohlman lab have discovered that a well-known associate of G protein-coupled receptors -- a common target of FDA-approved drugs -- may play a critical role in mounting a rescue effort to avert an intracellular meltdown.
NIH and UNC Researchers Define Role of Protein Vinculin in Cell Movement
Researchers at UNC and NIH have defined the role of the protein vinculin in enabling cell movement in a paper published in the JCB,
Rothbart receives a 2013 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who received a 2013 Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Research at UNC.