News

Site News

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma - Read More…

Chris Givens successfully defends dissertation

Chris Givens successfully defends dissertation

Chris Givens successfully defended his dissertation in his public defense on January 13th entitled "Use the Force: Filling the space between mechanosignaling and vascular function". CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Givens!!

Chris Givens successfully defends dissertation - Read More…

Patrick Lang successfully defends dissertation

Patrick Lang successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to Patrick Lang for successfully defending his dissertation entitled "ATR is a novel therapeutic target for medulloblastoma identified by its role in cerebellar development".

Patrick Lang successfully defends dissertation - Read More…

Caron Lab featured as the top story in Vital Signs

Caron Lab featured as the top story in Vital Signs

Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.

Caron Lab featured as the top story in Vital Signs - Read More…

Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs

Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs

UNC scientists conduct seminal experiments to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences – simply trying to see – sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly.

Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs - Read More…

Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards

Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards

The awards were selected by an interdisciplinary committee chaired by UNC-Chapel HIll’s executive vice chancellor and provost, James W. Dean, Jr. Each professor received $7,500 to be used for their individual projects in 2017.

Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards - Read More…

Vital Signs:  "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects"

Vital Signs: "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects"

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

Vital Signs: "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects" - Read More…

Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine!

Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine!

This prestigious award is given to junior faculty in recognition of both past performance and future promise in research and has traditionally awarded to our most influential and distinguished faculty members in the School of Medicine.

Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine! - Read More…

UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage

UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage - Read More…

Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition

Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition

Cell Biology and Physiology Graduate Student, Patrick Lang, won the competition and advances to the March 2017 regional competition in Annapolis, MD. Lang, whose topic was “Improving the treatment of childhood brain cancer,” received a plaque and $1,000, as well as travel expenses to the regionals.

Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition - Read More…

Damaris Lorenzo selected as Simmons Scholar

Damaris Lorenzo selected as Simmons Scholar

The Simmons Scholars Program supports the work and professional development of faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine.

Damaris Lorenzo selected as Simmons Scholar - Read More…

Keith Burridge elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Keith Burridge elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Academy membership encompasses over 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: mathematics, physical and biological sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and arts. Among the Academy's Fellows are more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Keith Burridge elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Read More…

Drs. Marianne Meeker and Ed Kernick receive teaching awards at the Whitehead Lecture Ceremony

Drs. Marianne Meeker and Ed Kernick receive teaching awards at the Whitehead Lecture Ceremony

Dr. Marianne Meeker received the "The Best Foundation Block Award (Endocrine Block)". Dr. Ed Kernick received "The Foundation Phase Outstanding Director Teaching Award" and "The Best Foundation Block Award (Anatomy Coil)".

Drs. Marianne Meeker and Ed Kernick receive teaching awards at the Whitehead Lecture Ceremony - Read More…

CBP Curriculum receives nine new students

CBP Curriculum receives nine new students

Students from left to right: Selena Romero (Deshmukh Lab), John Pawlak (Caron Lab), Carlos Patino Descovich (Williams Lab), Melissa Plooster (Brennwald, Gupton Lab), Amanda Smith (Ostrowski Lab), Daniel Michaud (Pylayeva-Gupta Lab), Natalie Nielsen (Caron Lab). Back Row: Rachel Battaglia (Snider Lab), Yitong Li (Burridge, Doerschuk Lab).

CBP Curriculum receives nine new students - Read More…

Hooker Imaging Core to hold Open House

Hooker Imaging Core to hold Open House

The Hooker Imaging Core will hold an Open House on Thursday, October 6th from 2pm-5pm on the 2nd Floor Taylor Hall.

Hooker Imaging Core to hold Open House - Read More…

Kathleen Mulvaney Successfully Defends Thesis

Kathleen Mulvaney Successfully Defends Thesis

CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Mulvaney on successfully defending her thesis on Friday, September 2nd! Way to Go Dr. Mulvaney!!

Kathleen Mulvaney Successfully Defends Thesis - Read More…