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.
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.
June 2012 - The Fellner Fellowship Committee is pleased to award a second Fellner Fellowship for the upcoming academic year.
Philpot lab publication in the journal Neuron outlines how brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome
New research by Philpot lab researchers may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Department faculty member Marianne Meeker, PhD, was recently elected as a Fellow to the 2012 UNC Academy of Educators
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.
May 2012 - P. Kay Lund received a Research Mentor Award for her track record in outstanding mentorship
May 2012 - Award provides a one-time payment toward financial needs associated with a student's doctoral program.
May 2012 - Caitlin Collins will receive the Dr. Susan Fellner Physiology Graduate Student Research Fellowship (Fellner Fellowship) for 2012-2013.
April 2012 - Maggie McCormick will receive a Dissertation Completion Fellowship and join the Royster Society of Fellows.
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.
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