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Mark Zylka awarded 2013 Hettleman Prize

August 2013 - The Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty.

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Thaxton awarded two-year NARSAD Young Investigator grant

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, or the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) awards $11.8 million in 200 new two-year grants for young researchers in brain and behavior science.

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Zylka lab finds interaction between the neural circuits that sense hot and cold stimuli, pain

The research was selected by the journal Neuron as cover story for the April 10, 2013 print edition. Click for complete UNC Healthcare news story.

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Magness lab researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

Graduate student Adam Gracz is co-author of the study, published in the journal Stem Cells. Click for the complete UNC Health Care news story.

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Storming the gates: Otey lab research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize

Researchers in the lab of Carol Otey, PhD, found that the protein palladin enhances the ability of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) to assemble organelles known as invadopodia to break down the barriers between cells and create pathways for tumors to spread throughout the body. Findings published in the March 25 issue of Oncogene.

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Itano was selected as a winner of the 2011 LCCC Graduate Fellowship Award.

Michelle Itano formerly of the Jacobson Lab now has a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rockefeller University.

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Dunleavey awarded an F31 NRSA from the National Cancer Institute

James Dunleavey, graduate student in the Dudley Lab, has been awarded an F31 NRSA from the National Cancer Institute.

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Sulik awarded 2012 Bowles Lectureship

November 2012 – Kathleen Sulik, PhD, is the recipient of the 2012 Bowles Lectureship Award. This annual award is designed to "honor the best and the brightest in alcohol research." She presented her talk, “A Tale of Mice and Men, Embryos and Ethanol” on November 5.

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