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.
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.
August 2013 - The Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty.
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.