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Kechele receives two-year NRSA Fellowship

Graduate student Dan Kechele is awarded National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute.

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Caron named inaugural chair of department of cell biology and physiology

Kathleen Caron, PhD, is associate professor of cell biology and physiology and genetics. Her research focuses on vascular biology and modeling human diseases in mice. She has served as assistant dean for research for the School of Medicine since 2010.

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Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka, colleagues find potential cause of autism

August 2013 - Findings published in the journal Nature outline the effects that key enzymes called topoisomerases can have on the genetic machinery behind brain development.

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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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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.

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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.

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