News

Site News

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.

Itano was selected as a winner of the 2011 LCCC Graduate Fellowship Award. - Read More…

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.

Dunleavey awarded an F31 NRSA from the National Cancer Institute - Read More…

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.

Sulik awarded 2012 Bowles Lectureship - Read More…

O’Brien is 2013 Emil Steinberger Memorial Lecture Awardee

Deborah O’Brien, PhD, will give the keynote lecture entitled "Male Fertility: Systems Genetics and Drug Discovery" at the 38th annual meeting of the American Society of Andrology in San Antonio, April 13-16, 2013.

O’Brien is 2013 Emil Steinberger Memorial Lecture Awardee - Read More…

Two UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies fellows receive ISBRA Presidents Awards

October 2012 - Dr. Robert Lipinski and Dr. Kristen Pleil received two of the five $1,000 International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) Presidents Awards at the annual meeting in Sapporo, Japan in September.

Two UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies fellows receive ISBRA Presidents Awards - Read More…

Mark Zylka featured in Nature news article on drug discovery

December 2012 - Article includes a profile of Zylka's work with collaborator Stephen Frye in a discussion of drug discovery in academic research.

Mark Zylka featured in Nature news article on drug discovery - Read More…

Graduate students Adam Gracz and Tricia Lenhart to receive 2013 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards

December 2012 - Congratulations to physiology graduate students Adam Gracz and Tricia Lenhart, 2013 recipients of UNC's Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award

Graduate students Adam Gracz and Tricia Lenhart to receive 2013 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards - Read More…

Lin Xiao nominated for HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Lin Xiao nominated for HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

November 2012 - Graduate student Lin Xiao is one of seven nominees from UNC for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship.

Lin Xiao nominated for HHMI International Student Research Fellowship - Read More…

James Faber receives new funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

November 2012 - Professor James Faber received a new four-year R01 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

James Faber receives new funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute - Read More…

Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects

November 2012 - New research from Ben Philpot and colleagues provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.

Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects - Read More…

Watching the developing brain, Anton and colleagues glean clues on neurological disorder

November 2012 - Eva Anton and study collaborators track a gene’s crucial role in orchestrating the placement of neurons in the developing brain. Their findings help unravel some of the mysteries of Joubert syndrome and other neurological disorders.

Watching the developing brain, Anton and colleagues glean clues on neurological disorder - Read More…

Arendshorst and Tarran awarded NCTraCS Pilot Grant

October 22, 2012 - Drs. William Arendshorst and Robert Tarran have been awarded an NC TraCS $5K-$50K Pilot Grant

Arendshorst and Tarran awarded NCTraCS Pilot Grant - Read More…

Philpot lab publishes cover story in the journal Neuron

Philpot lab publishes cover story in the journal Neuron

October 2012 - A new activity-dependent role for the protein heavily implicated in autism, Neuroligin-1, identified

Philpot lab publishes cover story in the journal Neuron - Read More…

New study from the Rawls lab shows gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food

In a study using zebrafish, Dr. John Rawls and colleagues reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats—and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.

New study from the Rawls lab shows gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food - Read More…

Ken Jacobson awarded new funding from NIGMS and NSF

September 1, 2012 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobson awarded funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation

Ken Jacobson awarded new funding from NIGMS and NSF - Read More…