Liz successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Keith Burridge. The title of her dissertation was "The RhoA GEF, LARG, mediates ICAM-1-dependent mechanotransduction in endothelial cells to stimulate transendothelial migration"
Sarah successfully defended her dissertation on Thursday, March 27, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Kay Lund. The title of her dissertation was "Expression patterns and roles of the insulin receptor in the intestinal epithelium"
Davin successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 18, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Cam Patterson. The title of his dissertation was "The role of ankyrin repeat and socs box containing protein4 (ASB4) in trophoblast differentiation and pseudovasculogenesis".
Deepali successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on March 18, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Albert Baldwin. The title of her dissertation was "Oncogenic KRAS, GSK-3, NF-kB and TBK-1: the interplay and consequences in promoting pancreatic and lung cancer"
P. Kay Lund, PhD, is named the 2015 Davenport Awardee. The Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship is the most prestigious recognition offered by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section of the American Physiological Society.
Assistant Professor Stephanie Gupton, PhD, receives R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her project "TRIM9 coordinates membrane trafficking and cytoskeletal dynamics."
Five faculty members awarded Translational Team Science funding from the School of Medicine.
The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.
Ken Jacobson receives the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications
The annual award was given at the meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, for his contributions to the field of fluorescence.
O'Brien selected in GlaxoSmithKline's first Discovery Fast Track competition, designed to translate academic research into starting points for new potential medicines.
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers in the Smith lab have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.
"Discovery at UNC points to possible environmental cause of autism"
Zylka outlines how he started studying brain enzymes, the details and implications of his research, and what motivates him.
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine is one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science created by FDA, NIH. Research from new program to inform potential tobacco regulatory activities.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative features recent findings by Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka in its news article, "Autism genes are surprisingly large, study finds."
Graduate student Dan Kechele is awarded National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute.
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.