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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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Zylka lab graduate student Nathaniel Sowa receives national dissertation award

Zylka lab graduate student Nathaniel Sowa receives national dissertation award

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

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 Manzoor Bhat interviewed in National Multiple Sclerosis Society winter research news

Manzoor Bhat interviewed in National Multiple Sclerosis Society winter research news

December 2011 - Manzoor Bhat, PhD, discusses his research and recent grant in an interview with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Philpot and Zylka receive R01 grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grants Philpot and Zylka an R01 to study drugs that regulate expression of the protein Ube3a.

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Tzima lab grad student Dan Sweet publishes first author paper in “Blood”

Tzima lab grad student Dan Sweet publishes first author paper in “Blood”

Nov. 28, 2011 - Tzima lab publication in the journal "Blood" identifies the protein Shc as central player in the formation of new blood vessels

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Graduate student Maggie McCormick awarded NC TraCS funding

Graduate student Maggie McCormick awarded NC TraCS funding

September 2011 - Maggie McCormick funded by a pilot grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute

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John Rawls and postdoctoral fellow James Minchin awarded funding to study development of white adipose depots

John Rawls and postdoctoral fellow James Minchin awarded funding to study development of white adipose depots

Rawls lab postdoctoral fellow James Minchin is awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate entitled "In vivo cell lineage analysis and morphogenesis of white adipose tissue in zebrafish." John Rawls is awarded a 1-year R56 grant from NIH entitled "Mechanisms of adipose depot morphogenesis in zebrafish."

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Joint Zylka and Philpot lab paper is cover article in latest Trends in Neurosciences

Joint Zylka and Philpot lab paper is cover article in latest Trends in Neurosciences

The labs of Drs. Ben Philpot and Mark Zylka have collaborated on the paper “Angelman syndrome: insights into genomic imprinting and neurodevelopmental phenotypes,” which was selected as the cover article for the June 2011 issue of Trends in Neurosciences.

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Silvia Goicoechea funded by NIH to study pancreatic tumor-associated fibroblasts

Silvia Goicoechea funded by NIH to study pancreatic tumor-associated fibroblasts

July 2011 - NIH has funded Silvia Goicoechea, PhD, to study invadopodia assembly in pancreatic tumor-associated fibroblasts.

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