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Deshmukh Lab Publishes in Molecular Cell about Stem Cells Primed for Rapid Death

June 2012 - Embryonic stem cells—those revered cells that give rise to every cell type in the body—just got another badge of honor. If they suffer damage that makes them a threat to the developing embryo, they swiftly fall on their swords for the greater good, according to a study published online May 3, 2012 in the journal Molecular Cell.

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Dunleavey wins poster award at UNC Lineberger Scientific Retreat

Dunleavey wins poster award at UNC Lineberger Scientific Retreat

May 2012 - Graduate student Jim Dunleavey wins first place award for his poster in the Basic Science category at this year's UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Scientific Retreat.

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John Sheridan awarded 2012-2013 Fellner Fellowship

John Sheridan awarded 2012-2013 Fellner Fellowship

June 2012 - The Fellner Fellowship Committee is pleased to award a second Fellner Fellowship for the upcoming academic year.

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Marianne Meeker selected as Fellow of the Academy of Educators at UNC

Marianne Meeker selected as Fellow of the Academy of Educators at UNC

Department faculty member Marianne Meeker, PhD, was recently elected as a Fellow to the 2012 UNC Academy of Educators

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Rylan Larsen and Michael Wallace accepted to Marine Biological Laboratory summer courses

Rylan Larsen and Michael Wallace accepted to Marine Biological Laboratory summer courses

Philpot lab graduate students Rylan Larsen and Michael Wallace will attend Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) courses this summer in Woods Hole, Maine, and each has received a scholarship from the MBL.

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Graduate student Caitlin Collins awarded Fellner Fellowship

Graduate student Caitlin Collins awarded Fellner Fellowship

May 2012 - Caitlin Collins will receive the Dr. Susan Fellner Physiology Graduate Student Research Fellowship (Fellner Fellowship) for 2012-2013.

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Graduate student Maggie McCormick awarded UNC Graduate School fellowship

Graduate student Maggie McCormick awarded UNC Graduate School fellowship

April 2012 - Maggie McCormick will receive a Dissertation Completion Fellowship and join the Royster Society of Fellows.

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Lola Reid to receive Innovator of the Year Award from the Office of Technology Development

Lola Reid to receive Innovator of the Year Award from the Office of Technology Development

April 2012 - Lola Reid will be the second recipient of the Office of Technology Development's "Innovator of the Year Award" for her contributions to innovation at UNC.

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Shea and Meeker honored for teaching excellence

Shea and Meeker honored for teaching excellence

April 2012 - Virginia Shea receives Friday Center Excellence in Teaching Award and Marianne Meeker receives honorable mention.

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Graduate students Bortvedt and McCormick receive 2012 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards

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.

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Spencer Smith recieves Career Development Award from Human Frontier Science Program

Spencer Smith recieves Career Development Award from Human Frontier Science Program

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.

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Potential treatment strategy for Angelman syndrome identified by Philpot, Zylka and Roth

Potential treatment strategy for Angelman syndrome identified by Philpot, Zylka and Roth

December 2011 - Collaborators Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka and Bryan Roth identify compounds that cause the dormant Ube3a gene to be expressed.

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