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Welcome Michelle Itano!!

Welcome Michelle Itano!!

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Michelle Itano in her new position as a fixed-term Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. Michelle is a PhD graduate of our Department and has served as Director of the Neuroscience Center Microscopy Core for much of the past year. Her exceptional talents and service-minded attitude have brought about remarkable growth and success to the Core. In her new position, she will continue to serve as the Neuroscience Microscopy Core Director, while also providing valuable advising to our HIC Steering Committee and participating in the teaching and education of our trainees in microscopy techniques. Welcome and Congratulations, Michelle!

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Dr. Ed Kernick receives Professor Award at Graduation 2018

Dr. Ed Kernick receives Professor Award at Graduation 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Ed Kernick for receiving the highly-distinguished "Professor Award" at graduation May 2018!! This award, selected by the senior class, is given in recognition of a faculty member who by his or her willingness, understanding and ability, has contributed the most to our students' medical education!

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CBP Alumnus, Dr. Patrick Lang, featured in Vital Signs

CBP Alumnus, Dr. Patrick Lang, featured in Vital Signs

Patrick Lang, PhD, has compiled scholastic achievements – including a Core Fulbright Scholarship – while never losing sight of his family’s roots in rural China.

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Retired CBP Faculty, Michael O'Rand featured in Vital Signs

Retired CBP Faculty, Michael O'Rand featured in Vital Signs

In preclinical tests, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oregon Health and Sciences University showed how a new compound can immobilize sperm temporarily without side effects.

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Temperance Rowell successfully defends dissertation

Temperance Rowell successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATUATIONS to Temperance Rowell for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Proof in the Pudding: Flavor-Dependent Effects of E-cigarettes on Lung Epithelial Toxicityand Ca2+ Signaling”. Way to go Dr. Rowell!!

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Jimena Giudice receives a Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation

Jimena Giudice receives a Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation

The mission of the March of Dimes Foundation is to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards support junior scientists just embarking on their independent research careers. This award ($150,000) will provide Jimena Giudice and her lab team with funding for two years to study the role of alternative splicing regulation in the development of muscles after birth.

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Tarran lab research featured in Vital Signs

Tarran lab research featured in Vital Signs

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Robert Tarran created a new screening technique to deduce the different toxicity levels of the more than 7,700 types of e-liquid flavors available to consumers.

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Carlos Patino Descovich inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society

Carlos Patino Descovich inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society

CBP Graduate Student, Carlos Patino Descovich (Scott Williams Lab), was inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society for 2018. The Honor Society is an elite group of faculty and graduate students who are recognized for their service to the community. Congratulations Carlos!

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Bear Lab paper selected as JCS Paper of the Year 2017

Bear Lab paper selected as JCS Paper of the Year 2017

The winner of the 2017 JCS Prize is Seth Zimmerman for his paper entitled ‘Cells lay their own tracks – optogenetic Cdc42 activation stimulates fibronectin deposition supporting directed migration’ (Zimmerman et al., 2017).

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UNC-CH Department of Cell Biology and Physiology ranked #2 in the country for NIH funding in 2017

UNC-CH Department of Cell Biology and Physiology ranked #2 in the country for NIH funding in 2017

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding! The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall and holding the highest ranking amongst all departments in the SOM!! Thanks to EVERYONE for an amazing accomplishment!!

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Hooker Imaging Core featured in Vital Signs

Hooker Imaging Core featured in Vital Signs

The Hooker Imaging Core (HIC) is an open core providing a broad range of light microscopy techniques, analyses and consultation for UNC researchers. The core is located in Taylor Hall near Lineberger and the MBRB and includes several confocal and widefield microscopes in addition to systems for high content screening and long-term live cell imaging.

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Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health creates database to track information on e-liquids

Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health creates database to track information on e-liquids

The TCORS goal is to screen newly created e-liquids and make our findings available to fellow scientists, legislators, and the general public so they have information about the potential effects of e-liquids on respiratory health.

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Graham Diering 2017 Finalist for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Graham Diering 2017 Finalist for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasingly active and important role of neurobiology in advancing our understanding of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system -- a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, encourages the work of promising young neurobiologists by providing support in the early stages of their careers.

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Kelly Orgel successfully defends dissertation

Kelly Orgel successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly Orgel for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Advances in treatments and animal models of peanut allergy”.

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Keith Burridge featured in January's Vital Signs

Keith Burridge featured in January's Vital Signs

A study led by UNC Lineberger's Keith Burridge, PhD, and published in the Journal of Cell Biology, examined the role of the physical structure of the nucleus in cell movement through different surfaces.

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David Graham successfully defends dissertation

David Graham successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to David Graham for successfully defending his dissertation entitled “Enucleated cells reveal differential roles of the nucleaus in cell migration, polarity and mechanotransduction.”

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Damaris Lorenzo receives Young Investigator-SCA Research Grant

Damaris Lorenzo receives Young Investigator-SCA Research Grant

Dr. Damaris Lorenzo proposal entitled "Regulation of cerebellar development and connectivity by β-spectrins: implications for the pathophysiology of spinocerebellar ataxias has been awarded for 2018. Congratulations!

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Bailey Zwarycz successfully defends thesis

Bailey Zwarycz successfully defends thesis

CONGRATULATIONS to Bailey Zwarycz for successfully defending her thesis entitled "Extrinsic regulation of intestinal stem cell proliferation and differentiation by niche components".

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Martina Gentzsch research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

Martina Gentzsch research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

In a significant step toward personalized medicine for cystic fibrosis, a minimally-invasive technique shows promise as a fast, inexpensive indicator to help more patients access new treatments.

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