Assistant professor Mark Zylka was awarded one of 42 NIH Roadmap Transformative R01 grants for his project Harnessing Ectonucleotidases to Treat Chronic Pain.
July 2009 - AHA predoctoral fellowship will provide two years of support for Dan's project in the Tzima lab.
The Journal of Neuroscience publishes findings by the Zylka lab, in collaboration with labs at Caltech and the University of Pittsburgh, that the G protein-coupled receptor called Mrgprd enhances excitability in nociceptive (pain-sensing) neurons.
June 2009 - Caron lab graduate student, Mahita Kadmiel, has been awarded two years of support from the American Heart Association.
June 2009 - Maggie McCormick and Samantha Strickland are accepted into UNC's Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program.
Video: Mark Zylka, PhD, and members of his lab, together with colleagues at the University of Helsinki, have discovered a new therapeutic target for pain control, one that appears to be eight times more effective at suppressing pain than morphine.
October 2008 - Kathleen Caron, PhD, is one of three awardees to receive a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship.
July 2008 - Assistant Professor Arjun Deb, MD, has received a 2008 New Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation.
The 14th annual Research Day held by the Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology
December 2007 - A hormone secreted by cells throughout the body and known to play a role in cardiovascular disease and other cell functions is also critical for proper formation of the lymphatic system in mice, according to Kathleen Caron, PhD, and colleagues.
Sept. 18, 2006 - New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ties low levels of a hormone secreted by the uterus and embryos to problems with pregnancy and fetal development.