Recent News

Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award
Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Dr. Eric Brustad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Rihe Liu, Professor of Pharmacy, who have been awarded a major grant from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution of the John Templeton Foundation.
Grad student S. Niranj Chandrasekaran receives his PhD
Niranj successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 11, 2016.
Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Pielak! He is the 2016 recipient of the Carl Branden Award from the Protein Society for his contributions to the field of protein chemistry.
Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project
Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.
Grad student Onur Dagliyan receives his PhD
Onur successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 4, 2016.
Alumni Mike Whitfield receives $1 million grant for his research
Michael Whitfield, PhD, a graduate alum who trained in the lab of Dr. William Marzluff has received a $1 million transformational award to study the autoimmune disease systemic scleroderma.
Grad student Mahmoud Shobair has a paper of the week in JBC
Congratulations to Mahmoud, a graduate student in the lab of Nikolay Dokholyan! His paper was selected as the paper of the week in the February 19, 2016 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal
Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Triangle Business Journal and is named as one of their Healthcare Heroes for the year.
Sancar and Modrich honored as "Heroes of the Game"
On January 15, during Teacher Appreciation night, Aziz Sancar of UNC and Paul Modrich of Duke were honored as "Heroes of the Game" for their shared 2015 Nobel prize in chemistry.
Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery
For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.