Recent News

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.
Aziz Sancar honored as Tar Heel of the Year
2015 Tar Heels of the Year are Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina and Paul Modrich of Duke University.
2015 Newsletter
View our year in review with a special section highlighting Aziz Sancar's Nobel Prize.
Grad student Andrew Monteith receives a 2016 GEAB Impact Award
Sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize graduate students whose research provides special benefits to the citizens of North Carolina. Congrats to Andrew!
The Man Behind the Nobel Prize
In this video, learn more about Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemisty for 2015.
Motion Pictures of Micro Anatomy
Qi Zhang, PhD earns a 2015 Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking techniques that allow him to create videos of the tiniest bits of the stuff that make us human.
Grad student Andrew Monteith receives his PhD
Andrew successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on November 20, 2015.
Aziz Sancar receives 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Deepak Jha receives a 2013 Lineberger Fellow award
Congratulations to Deepak Jha, former graduate student in the Brian Strahl lab, who received a 2013 Lineberger Predoctoral Fellow Award in the Basic Sciences.