Recent News

Swanstrom named Charles J. Postelle Distinguished Professor
Congratulations to Ron Swanstrom, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who was named the Charles J. Postelle Distinguished Professor effective March 1, 2014.
Dokholyan named Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor
Congratulations to Nikolay Dokholyan, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who was named a Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor effective March 1, 2014.
Sancar lab manuscript selected as "Paper of the Week" by JBC
The paper titled "Mechanism of Photosignaling by Drosophila Cryptochrome: Role of the Redox Status of the Flavin Chromophore" appears in the February 21, 2014 print edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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.