April 2012 - Zylka lab publication in the journal "Molecular Pain" outlines the pain relief potential of PAP injections.
April 2012 -Philpot and Snider will study the cognitive disabilities in patients with RAS/MARK syndromes.
April 2012 - Virginia Shea receives Friday Center Excellence in Teaching Award and Marianne Meeker receives honorable mention.
Graduate students Bortvedt and McCormick receive 2012 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards
April 2012 - The Impact Award recognizes and encourages graduate students whose research benefits North Carolina communities. Impact Awards are privately funded through generous contributions from the members of the Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) of the Graduate School of UNC Chapel Hill.
March 2012 - Assistant professor of cell and molecular physiology Spencer Smith receives a Career Development Award from the Human Frontier Science Program, an international organization funded by the governments of the G7 nations.
December 2011 - Collaborators Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka and Bryan Roth identify compounds that cause the dormant Ube3a gene to be expressed.
December 2011 - Recent work on Ube3a is most viewed on Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative website.
December 2011 - Nate Sowa, an MD/PhD student who conducted his dissertation research in the lab of Mark Zylka, receives the 2011 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
December 2011 - Manzoor Bhat, PhD, discusses his research and recent grant in an interview with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grants Philpot and Zylka an R01 to study drugs that regulate expression of the protein Ube3a.
The NRSA will provide 2 years of support for Jordan's project in the Rawls lab.
Nov. 28, 2011 - Tzima lab publication in the journal "Blood" identifies the protein Shc as central player in the formation of new blood vessels
Arjun Deb, MD, and colleagues find that scarring after heart attack necessary to prevent additional muscle damage
November 2011 - A study published in the EMBO Journal indicates that scarring after injury prevents further damage and weakening of the heart muscle.
Department graduate students Sarah Bortvedt and Maggie McCormick awarded 2012 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards
October 2011 - Congratulations to physiology graduate students Sarah Bortvedt and Maggie McCormick, 2012 recipients of UNC's Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award
Bhat Lab Receives Grant Support from the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for their research project entitled “Disorganization and Re-organization of Axonal Domains in Myelinated Axons.”
October 2011 - Bhat Lab Receives Grant Support from the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for their research project entitled “Disorganization and Re-organization of Axonal Domains in Myelinated Axons.”
September 2011 - Maggie McCormick funded by a pilot grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute
December 2011 - Postdoctoral fellow Matt Judson and graduate student Mike Wallace are funded.
Philpot lab members write commentary for Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) explaining connections between autism, Angelman syndrome and the UBE3A gene
July 2011 - Ben Philpot and postdoctoral fellows Angela Mabb and Matthew Judson write commentary for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) on the role of UBE3A and its connections to autism and Angelman syndrome.
John Rawls and postdoctoral fellow James Minchin awarded funding to study development of white adipose depots
Rawls lab postdoctoral fellow James Minchin is awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate entitled "In vivo cell lineage analysis and morphogenesis of white adipose tissue in zebrafish." John Rawls is awarded a 1-year R56 grant from NIH entitled "Mechanisms of adipose depot morphogenesis in zebrafish."
The labs of Drs. Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka have collaborated on the paper “Angelman syndrome: insights into genomic imprinting and neurodevelopmental phenotypes,” which was selected as the cover article for the June 2011 issue of Trends in Neurosciences.