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Deshmukh lab research featured in Vital Signs

Deshmukh lab research featured in Vital Signs

The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.

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Remembering Dr. Peter Petrusz

Remembering Dr. Peter Petrusz

Long-time faculty member Peter Petrusz was a leader in the study of hormones important for the growth, development, and maintenance of neural structures.

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Gupton Lab paper featured as cover article of MBoC

Gupton Lab paper featured as cover article of MBoC

The axon guidance cue netrin-1 and its receptor DCC promote axon branching in developing cortical neurons. In this study, we detail a novel molecular mechanism by which the brain-enriched E3 ubiquitin ligase TRIM9 orchestrates multimerization of DCC, requisite activation of FAK and Src family kinases, and increases in exocytic vesicle fusion, all during netrin-dependent neuronal morphogenesis. We are the first to show that non-degradative ubiquitination of a receptor alters kinase activation and signaling pathways during morphogenesis.

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Spencer Smith Receives Prestigious Hettleman Prize

Spencer Smith Receives Prestigious Hettleman Prize

Spencer Smith has been selected to receive the 2017 Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. The award is one of the University's most prestigious acknowledgments of faculty excellence. Congratulations Dr. Smith!!

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Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs

Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs

The five-year NSF project led by UNC researcher Spencer Smith will develop new imaging systems and technology to explore the brain like never before.

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Welcome Dr. Matthew Billard to CBP!  Matthew joins the CBP Executive Leadership team as the Director of Research.

Welcome Dr. Matthew Billard to CBP! Matthew joins the CBP Executive Leadership team as the Director of Research.

Matt received his PhD in Immunology from M.D. Anderson, Houston and is an accomplished bench-scientist who has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. Most recently, he has been working in the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, with Dr. Terri Tarrant, exploring the role of GRK3 as a regulator of inflammation in cancer and within the bone marrow.

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Scott Parnell receives U01 Award

Scott Parnell receives U01 Award

Congratulations to Scott Parnell who received his U01 entitled "Exploring the Genetics of FASD in Complementary Mouse and Fish Models".

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Collaboration between Zylka, Major, and Emanuele labs identifies link between autism gene and Wnt signaling

Collaboration between Zylka, Major, and Emanuele labs identifies link between autism gene and Wnt signaling

The labs of Mark Zylka, Ben Major, both in the Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology, and Mike Emanuele identified a link between the E3 ubiquitin ligase Ube3a, the proteasome, and Wnt signaling. This collaboration harnessed the Zylka labs expertise at studying an autism-linked Ube3a mutation, the Major labs expertise with proteomics and Wnt signaling, and the Emanuele's lab expertise at identifying ubiquitinated substrates.

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Spencer Smith promoted to Associate Professor

Spencer Smith promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Spencer Smith on his successful promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure!!

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Hailey Brighton successfully defends dissertation

Hailey Brighton successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to Hailey Brighton for successfully defending her dissertation entitled "Intravital imaging of melanoma in combination with molecular analysis reveals key changes in stromal ECM and tumor behavior in persistence against MEKi".

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Vicki Bartsch receives Individual Predoctoral NRSA

Vicki Bartsch receives Individual Predoctoral NRSA

Vicki Bartsch received an F31 individual predoctoral NRSA entitled "Diacylglycerol kinase mediates receptor signaling by regulating lipid levels in somatosensory neurons". The research project is an investigation of a class of enzymes called diacylglycerol kinases that are found at high levels in peripheral pain-sensing neurons. Through this research, she hopes to characterize how diacylglycerol kinases contribute to pain and itch signaling on the molecular and behavioral levels to serve the long-term goal of identifying new targets for chronic pain and itch treatments.

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Kelsey Quinn receives Lalor Foundation Fellowship

Kelsey Quinn receives Lalor Foundation Fellowship

The Lalor Foundation’s Fellowship Program awards fellowships to institutions for basic postdoctoral research in mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility. Kelsey's primary objective in her grant is to elucidate whether and how ACKR3 regulates AM signaling and function during embryo implantation using cutting-edge in vitro and in vivo genetic models.

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Carol Otey, Ph.D., was chosen as the "2017 PY1 Instructor of the Year" by the PharmD students

Carol Otey, Ph.D., was chosen as the "2017 PY1 Instructor of the Year" by the PharmD students

Dr. Otey created a course on Human Pathophysiology for the new PharmD curriculum, which rolled out in 2016. This is the second year that she has taught in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, which is the top ranked Pharmacy program in the country.

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19th Annual Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture

19th Annual Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture

We are honored to announce the 19th Annual Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4PM in MBRB G202. Susan E Quaggin, MD will be delivering the talk entitled "An Identity Crisis in the Vasculature with a High TEK Solution"

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Jim Davison successfully defends dissertation

Jim Davison successfully defends dissertation

Congratulations to Jim Davison for successfully defending his dissertation entitled "Identification of transcriptional regulatory mechanisms mediating host responses to microbiota in the intestinal epithelium". Jim is in the lab of Dr. John Rawls.

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Rachel Battaglia receives 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship

Rachel Battaglia receives 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship

Students are selected based on their demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. Congratulations Rachel on an outstanding achievement!!

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Hung-Ching Hsia successfully defends dissertation

Hung-Ching Hsia successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to Hung-Ching Hsia for successfully defending her dissertation entitled "Roles and Regulation of STAT3 in Innate Immunity". Hung-Ching is in the lab of Dr. Al Baldwin.

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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.

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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!!

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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".

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