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Making Science Exciting

Making Science Exciting

New UNC vice chancellor for research loves when graduate students challenge his ideas. According to Terry Magnuson, Ph.D., science is difficult— but graduate students make it fun. Magnuson, the new vice chancellor for research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says the most enjoyable part of conducting science is working with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Daniel Pomp, PhD Appointed to Science Advisory Board of Locus Biosciences

Daniel Pomp, PhD Appointed to Science Advisory Board of Locus Biosciences

Locus Biosciences, a precision medicine company spun out of NC State University has appointed Dr. Daniel Pomp (Research Professor, UNC Department of Genetics and Nutrition) to its science advisory board.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for April 1-14

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published nine papers during the first half of April 2017.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for March 19 – March 31

Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for March 19 – March 31

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published eleven papers during the second half of March 2017.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for March 4 – March 18

Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for March 4 – March 18

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published nine papers during the first half of March 2017.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for Feb. 18 – March 3

Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for Feb. 18 – March 3

The faculty of the Department of Genetics published five papers during the second half of February 2017.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for Feb. 3 – Feb. 17

Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for Feb. 3 – Feb. 17

The faculty of the Department of Genetics published ten papers during the first two weeks of February 2017.

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Department of Genetics Recruiting New Chair and Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Department of Genetics Recruiting New Chair and Two Tenure Track Faculty Positions

As part of the ongoing growth and expansion of the Department of Genetics, three different search committees are actively recruiting well-qualified candidates for new open rank tenure track faculty positions.

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Hector L. Franco, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hector L. Franco, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

The research in his lab seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that control the initiation and progression of cancer by focusing on the epigenetic and transcriptional programs that regulate these processes.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for Jan. 1-20, 2017

Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for Jan. 1-20, 2017

The faculty of the Department of Genetics published 11 papers during the first three weeks of 2017.

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Jenny Ting Awarded the 2017 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Jenny Ting Awarded the 2017 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Jenny PY Ting, PhD, William Rand Kenan Professor of Genetics, Co-Director of the Inflammatory Diseases Institute, and Director of the Center for Translational Immunology, has been awarded the 2017 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of exceptional cancer research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Genetics Faculty Publications for December 2016

Genetics Faculty Publications for December 2016

December was a very productive month for the Department of Genetics faculty, who published 30 manuscripts on a wide variety of topics.

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Genetics Faculty Publications for Nov 25 - Dec 9

Genetics Faculty Publications for Nov 25 - Dec 9

Over the last few weeks, Department of Genetics faculty members, along with their colleagues, have published eight manuscripts on a wide variety of topics.

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Genetics Faculty Publications for Nov 1 – Nov 25, 2016

Genetics Faculty Publications for Nov 1 – Nov 25, 2016

During the month of November, Department of Genetics faculty members, along with their colleagues, have published eight manuscripts on a wide variety of topics.

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Genetics Faculty Publications for Oct 15 – Nov 4, 2016

Genetics Faculty Publications for Oct 15 – Nov 4, 2016

During the last three weeks, Department of Genetics faculty members, along with their colleagues, have published 21 manuscripts on a wide variety of topics.

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Genetics Faculty Publications for Sept 25 – Oct 23

Genetics Faculty Publications for Sept 25 – Oct 23

During the last thirty days, Department of Genetics faculty members, along with their colleagues, have published twelve manuscripts on a wide variety of topics.

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Genetics Faculty Publications for Sept 18 – Oct 1, 2016

Genetics Faculty Publications for Sept 18 – Oct 1, 2016

During the last two weeks of September, Genetics faculty members published seven manuscripts focused in multiple areas, including genomic terminology, clinical genomics, genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease, polygenic risk for schizophrenia, genetics of tobacco use, potential function of nuclear survival motor neuron complex and a commentary on attenuation of the NLRP inflammasome through protein kinase A-mediated phosphorylation of pattern recognition receptor.

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