UNC scientists conduct seminal experiments to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences – simply trying to see – sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly.
The awards were selected by an interdisciplinary committee chaired by UNC-Chapel HIll’s executive vice chancellor and provost, James W. Dean, Jr. Each professor received $7,500 to be used for their individual projects in 2017.
The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.
Stephanie Gupton sat down with Vital Signs for Five Questions.
Thanks to EVERYONE for making us the BEST Department in the country!!!
This prestigious award is given to junior faculty in recognition of both past performance and future promise in research and has traditionally awarded to our most influential and distinguished faculty members in the School of Medicine.
Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.
Cell Biology and Physiology Graduate Student, Patrick Lang, won the competition and advances to the March 2017 regional competition in Annapolis, MD. Lang, whose topic was “Improving the treatment of childhood brain cancer,” received a plaque and $1,000, as well as travel expenses to the regionals.
The Simmons Scholars Program supports the work and professional development of faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine.
The Academy membership encompasses over 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: mathematics, physical and biological sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and arts. Among the Academy's Fellows are more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
Dr. Marianne Meeker received the "The Best Foundation Block Award (Endocrine Block)". Dr. Ed Kernick received "The Foundation Phase Outstanding Director Teaching Award" and "The Best Foundation Block Award (Anatomy Coil)".
Students from left to right: Selena Romero (Deshmukh Lab), John Pawlak (Caron Lab), Carlos Patino Descovich (Williams Lab), Melissa Plooster (Brennwald, Gupton Lab), Amanda Smith (Ostrowski Lab), Daniel Michaud (Pylayeva-Gupta Lab), Natalie Nielsen (Caron Lab). Back Row: Rachel Battaglia (Snider Lab), Yitong Li (Burridge, Doerschuk Lab).
The Hooker Imaging Core will hold an Open House on Thursday, October 6th from 2pm-5pm on the 2nd Floor Taylor Hall.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Mulvaney on successfully defending her thesis on Friday, September 2nd! Way to Go Dr. Mulvaney!!
Gene therapy success stories are not only a hope but now becoming a reality. We won’t let Pitt Hopkins fall behind in this exciting and promising research. In August of 2016 the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation awarded its first gene therapy grant, to Dr. Steve Gray at UNC and one of our pioneer heroes and researchers Dr. Ben Philpot. Here’s to Pitt Hopkins heroes old and new… And to the promise of gene therapy!
Dan Kechele successfully defended his thesis in a private defense on June 29th and in his public defense on August 12th. Congratulations Dr. Kechele!
Leigh Ann Samsa sucessfully defended her thesis in a private defense on June 14th and a public defense on June 17th. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Samsa!!
Congratulations to Dr. O'Brien on her retirement!! We THANK YOU for your many years of service with the department and happy to announce that you will remain an Adjunct Professor!
Congratulations to Dr. Goy on his retirement. We THANK YOU for your many years of service with our department and wish you much happiness in the future!!