Zylka news

Mark Zylka awarded 2013 Hettleman Prize
August 2013 - The Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty.
Zylka lab's Bonnie Taylor-Blake wins first place in Art of Science competition
Zylka lab finds interaction between the neural circuits that sense hot and cold stimuli, pain
The research was selected by the journal Neuron as cover story for the April 10, 2013 print edition. Click for complete UNC Healthcare news story.
Mark Zylka featured in Nature news article on drug discovery
December 2012 - Article includes a profile of Zylka's work with collaborator Stephen Frye in a discussion of drug discovery in academic research.
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.
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
Zylka lab postdoc Ian King receives Angelman Syndrome Foundation fellowship
Dr. Ian King is the first recipient of the Dr. Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, a prestigious two-year fellowship award given for studies in preclinical, translational and clinical research areas that investigate all aspects of Angelman syndrome.