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June 15, 2011 - The department welcomes Jim Dunleavey, who completed his first year in the BBSP and has joined the Physiology graduate program and the lab of Andrew Dudley. Jim is originally from Gouldsboro, Maine (near Jackson Labs) and was a dual Biology and History major at The College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Jim explains his decision to join Physiology and the Dudley lab: "I've always had something of a general interest in human health coupled to molecular mechanisms, which the Physiology Department seems to have a pretty strong grip on here at UNC, and I found myself interested in blood vessels/angiogenesis. When I was looking for my third rotation I saw that Drew coupled an interesting developmental process, angiogenesis, with a prevalent human disease, melanoma, and thought that it could be an interesting matchup. Coupled with Drew's energy for his science, and a good fit I found working here in my rotation, I decided that his lab and Physiology would be a pretty interesting place to pursue my Ph.D."