Recent News

Grad Student Daul Cole receives his PhD!
Daud successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on December 3, 2013.
Grad Student Rachel Redler receives her PhD!
Rachel successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on December 6, 2013.
Marsha "Lynn" Ray receives "Staff of the Year Award".
The Staff Recognition Program was established in 2013 to recognize once a year a staff member for their outstanding achievement in the department. Our program was developed using the following criteria: Teamwork, Creativity and Innovation, Positive attitude, Enthusiasm, Productivity, Flexibility and Leadership that are to be taken into consideration when nominating a person for this special award.
Our rank as 4th nationally in NIH funding holds in 2013!
In keeping with last year's ranking, the Department continues to rank fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US.
ASBMB Today highlights Henrik Dohlman as a new JBC associate editor
Learn more about Henrik Dohlman, professor and vice chair of biochemistry and biophysics, from his profile highlight in ASBMB Today's December 2013 issue.
Sharon Campbell organizes the ASBMB Special Symposia Series to be held July 2014
Learn more about the event "Translating the Biophysics of Molecular Switches: Signaling Mechanisms and Inhibition of Ras and Rho GTPases"
New findings from the Carter lab challenge assumptions about origins of life
Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics resurrect “molecular fossils” to conduct experiments that undercut the predominant scientific theory of how life began on Earth.
Grad Student Beezly Groh receives her PhD!
Beezly successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on November 8, 2013.
Grad Students 2013 Retreat Winners
Congratulations to Peter Thompson, Harsha Gunawarden, Seth Zimmerman, Tim Jacobs and Marino Convertino.
Conquering Chromatin
Congratulations to Greg Wang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was awarded a Jefferson Pilot Fellowship from UNC School of Medicine to further his research mission searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.