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Researchers led by Ting find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

Researchers led by Ting find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Jenny Ting, PhD, have made new discoveries that could lead to new drug targets for treating multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Their findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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Finding genetic variations common in black women could improve breast cancer outcomes, reduce recurrence

Finding genetic variations common in black women could improve breast cancer outcomes, reduce recurrence

UNC Lineberger researchers Charles M. Perou, PhD, Katherine Hoadley, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, co-authored a large, multi-institutional study designed to understand a gap in mortality for black and white women with breast cancer by beginning to unravel the germline genetic variations and tumor biological differences. This is the first “ancestry-based comprehensive analysis of multiple platforms of genomic and proteomic data of its kind,” the authors note.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for May 1-12, 2017

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published seventeen papers during the first two weeks of May 2017.

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Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for April 15-28, 2017

Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published thirteen papers during the second half of April 2017.

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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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