Recent News 2

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.
Grad Student Aaron Hobbs receives his PhD!
Aaron successfully defended his thesis and received his PhD on October 25, 2013.
Grad Student Rachel Creager-Allen receives her PhD!
Rachel successfully defended her thesis and received her PhD on October 1, 2013.
Meet our new department grad student reps for 2013-2014
Karen Plevock and Cassandra Hayne are the new Biochemistry and Biophysics student representatives for the term 2013-2014.
Scott Rothbart receives a 2013 UNC Pagano Award for a best first-author postdoctoral paper
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Brian Strahl's lab who is one of the recipients this year of a Joseph S. Pagano award
Shobhan Gaddameedhi receives CEHS-2013 Pilot Project Award
Congratulations to Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aziz Sancar's lab, received $25,000 from the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility 2013 Pilot Project Award.
Cook named Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who assumed her new administrative role on Sept. 15, 2013.