Recent News

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.
Saskia Neher receives a grant from the American Heart Association
Congratulations to Dr. Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics for receiving a beginning grant in aid from the American Heart Association.
Greg Wang selected as a Kimmel Scholar in cancer research.
Congratulations to Greg Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics for his selection as a 2014 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Scholar in cancer research.
Alum David Puett has published a new book on "Cancer Bioinformatics"
Dr. David Puett along with Drs. Ying Xu and Juan Cui have published a new book that provides a framework for computational researchers studying the basics of cancer through comparative analyses of online data.
Aravind Asokan receives a CNIHR award from the NIH
Congratulations to Aravind Asokan, Assistant Professor in Genetics and Joint in Biochemistry & Biophysics for receiving a Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research award from the NIH.
Greg Wang receives grant from Gabrielle's Angels
Greg Wang receives a grant from Gabrielle's Angels to study "Novel Approaches to Target PRC2 Enzymatic Complexes for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Malignancies"