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Vicki Bartsch receives Individual Predoctoral NRSA

Vicki Bartsch receives Individual Predoctoral NRSA

Vicki Bartsch received an F31 individual predoctoral NRSA entitled "Diacylglycerol kinase mediates receptor signaling by regulating lipid levels in somatosensory neurons". The research project is an investigation of a class of enzymes called diacylglycerol kinases that are found at high levels in peripheral pain-sensing neurons. Through this research, she hopes to characterize how diacylglycerol kinases contribute to pain and itch signaling on the molecular and behavioral levels to serve the long-term goal of identifying new targets for chronic pain and itch treatments.

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Kelsey Quinn receives Lalor Foundation Fellowship

Kelsey Quinn receives Lalor Foundation Fellowship

The Lalor Foundation’s Fellowship Program awards fellowships to institutions for basic postdoctoral research in mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility. Kelsey's primary objective in her grant is to elucidate whether and how ACKR3 regulates AM signaling and function during embryo implantation using cutting-edge in vitro and in vivo genetic models.

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Carol Otey, Ph.D., was chosen as the "2017 PY1 Instructor of the Year" by the PharmD students

Carol Otey, Ph.D., was chosen as the "2017 PY1 Instructor of the Year" by the PharmD students

Dr. Otey created a course on Human Pathophysiology for the new PharmD curriculum, which rolled out in 2016. This is the second year that she has taught in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, which is the top ranked Pharmacy program in the country.

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19th Annual Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture

19th Annual Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture

We are honored to announce the 19th Annual Carl W. Gottschalk Lecture will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4PM in MBRB G202. Susan E Quaggin, MD will be delivering the talk entitled "An Identity Crisis in the Vasculature with a High TEK Solution"

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Jim Davison successfully defends dissertation

Jim Davison successfully defends dissertation

Congratulations to Jim Davison for successfully defending his dissertation entitled "Identification of transcriptional regulatory mechanisms mediating host responses to microbiota in the intestinal epithelium". Jim is in the lab of Dr. John Rawls.

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Rachel Battaglia receives 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship

Rachel Battaglia receives 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship

Students are selected based on their demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. Congratulations Rachel on an outstanding achievement!!

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Hung-Ching Hsia successfully defends dissertation

Hung-Ching Hsia successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to Hung-Ching Hsia for successfully defending her dissertation entitled "Roles and Regulation of STAT3 in Innate Immunity". Hung-Ching is in the lab of Dr. Al Baldwin.

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UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.

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Chris Givens successfully defends dissertation

Chris Givens successfully defends dissertation

Chris Givens successfully defended his dissertation in his public defense on January 13th entitled "Use the Force: Filling the space between mechanosignaling and vascular function". CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Givens!!

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Patrick Lang successfully defends dissertation

Patrick Lang successfully defends dissertation

CONGRATULATIONS to Patrick Lang for successfully defending his dissertation entitled "ATR is a novel therapeutic target for medulloblastoma identified by its role in cerebellar development".

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Caron Lab featured as the top story in Vital Signs

Caron Lab featured as the top story in Vital Signs

Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.

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Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs

Spencer Smith featured in Vital Signs

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.

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Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards

Jimena Giudice and Natasha Snider Awarded Junior Faculty Development Awards

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.

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Vital Signs:  "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects"

Vital Signs: "It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects"

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.

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Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine!

Stephanie Gupton awarded the 2016 Jefferson Pilot Award in Academic Medicine!

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.

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UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage

UNC scientists identify "collateral vessel" gene that protects against stroke damage

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

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Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition

Patrick Lang takes Top Prize in the Three Minute Thesis competition

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.

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