P. Kay Lund, PhD, is named the 2015 Davenport Awardee. The Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship is the most prestigious recognition offered by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section of the American Physiological Society.
Assistant Professor Stephanie Gupton, PhD, receives R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her project "TRIM9 coordinates membrane trafficking and cytoskeletal dynamics."
Five faculty members awarded Translational Team Science funding from the School of Medicine.
The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.
Ken Jacobson receives the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications
The annual award was given at the meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, for his contributions to the field of fluorescence.
O'Brien selected in GlaxoSmithKline's first Discovery Fast Track competition, designed to translate academic research into starting points for new potential medicines.
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers in the Smith lab have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.
"Discovery at UNC points to possible environmental cause of autism"
Zylka outlines how he started studying brain enzymes, the details and implications of his research, and what motivates him.
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine is one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science created by FDA, NIH. Research from new program to inform potential tobacco regulatory activities.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative features recent findings by Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka in its news article, "Autism genes are surprisingly large, study finds."