Recent News

Vaziri and Janzen receive NIH grant to make chemotherapy drugs more effective
A team led by Cyrus Vaziri and William Janzen at UNC have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could help make chemotherapy drugs more effective.
Scott Rothbart receives a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the Strahl lab who received a K99 award from NCI effective February 1, 2014.
Brian Strahl featured in a video about the history of epigenetics.
Brian Strahl, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics is featured in a video about the history of epigenetics in GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News). The video titled, Epigenetics: A Timeline, spans 130 years of research.
Wolfgang Bergmeier earns American Heart Association award!
Congratulations to Wolfgang Bergmeier who received an AHA award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.
Hermans & Lentz author new book "Equilibria and Kinetics of Biological Macromolecules"
Drs. Jan Hermans and Barry Lentz have published a new textbook that progressively builds a deep understanding of macromolecular behavior.
A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA
In a paper published by JACS, Qi Zhang, an assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and his team have revealed his newest weapon – a powerful technique to visualize the shape and motion of RNA at the atomic level using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR).
Grad Student Elizabeth Proctor receives 2014 Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award
Elizabeth’s research at UNC utilized computational and experimental methods to explore the mechanism of protein aggregation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Varma and Gaddameedhi receive NIH Pathway to Indepedence awards
Congratulations to Shobhan Gaddameedhi, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Sancar Lab and Dileep Varma, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Cook Lab who both received highly competitive NIH K99 pathway to independence grant awards.
Carter lab news one of the top ten stories in 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Charlie Carter, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, whose publication in the September 13th issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry was selected as one of UNC School of Medicine's top ten stories of the year.
Bergmeier receives Established Investigator Award from AHA
Congratulations to Dr. Wolfgang Bergmeier, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics for receiving an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association for research on "The Platelet Signaling in Inflammation and Autoimmunity".