News

Site News

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

UNC researchers including Leslie Parise, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics and joint Professor of Pharmacology, and Pharmacology doctoral student, Alex Chung, have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer.

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer - Read More…

Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain

Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain

Led by Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress.

Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain - Read More…

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

Pharmacology’s Bryan Roth teamed with UCSF and European researchers to create a platform to screen hundreds of millions of never-before-synthesized compounds and then produce remarkably potent antibacterial and psychiatric drug candidates.

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs - Read More…

Channing Der to Receive UNC Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Channing Der to Receive UNC Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Channing Der, PhD, will be honored along with 23 other UNC faculty and teaching assistants at a banquet to celebrate the 2019 University Teaching Award winners.

Channing Der to Receive UNC Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement - Read More…

Congratulations to Evan Dubose, New PhD!

Congratulations to Evan Dubose, New PhD!

Evan Dubose, graduate student in the Johnson and Bear labs defended her PhD Jan. 11, 2019

Congratulations to Evan Dubose, New PhD! - Read More…

Congratulations to Dan Goulet, New PhD!

Congratulations to Dan Goulet, New PhD!

Dan Goulet, graduate student in the Johnson lab, defended on Nov. 16, 2018!

Congratulations to Dan Goulet, New PhD! - Read More…

Henrik Dolman and Ben Major Receive Mentoring Awards

Henrik Dolman and Ben Major Receive Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine recognized 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.

Henrik Dolman and Ben Major Receive Mentoring Awards - Read More…

Juanita Limas Highlighted in Women in Science

Juanita Limas Highlighted in Women in Science

Juanita Limas is a PhD candidate and HHMI Gilliam Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at UNC School of Medicine

Juanita Limas Highlighted in Women in Science - Read More…

Alex Chung Makes It To Three Minute Thesis Finals!

Alex Chung Makes It To Three Minute Thesis Finals!

Congratulations to Alex Chung, for being one of ten UNC Graduate Schools' Three Minute Thesis finalists! The final competition will be held in Bondurant G100 Tuesday Oct. 30 at 4 pm. All are welcome to serve as audience members.

Alex Chung Makes It To Three Minute Thesis Finals! - Read More…

Congratulations to new PhD, Sam Bevill!

Congratulations to new PhD, Sam Bevill!

Congratulations to Sam Bevill for successfully defending her PhD!

Congratulations to new PhD, Sam Bevill! - Read More…

Scientists Create Method to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding RNA

Scientists Create Method to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding RNA

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Mauro Calabrese, PhD, have developed a way to categorize mysterious RNA molecules by their likely function, a big first step toward quickening the discovery of their roles in human health and diseases, such as cancers

Scientists Create Method to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding RNA - Read More…

Pharmacology Celebrates PharmFest 2018!

Pharmacology Celebrates PharmFest 2018!

Pharmacology welcomed new students and celebrated beginning the Fall semester at PharmFest!

Pharmacology Celebrates PharmFest 2018! - Read More…

Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Gary Johnson, PhD, the Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, and co-director of UNC Lineberger’s Molecular Therapeutics Program was awarded the 2017-2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award - Read More…

 Psychoactive Drug Screening Program Renewed for Another 5 Years

Psychoactive Drug Screening Program Renewed for Another 5 Years

Congratulations to the Roth Lab for having the NIMH grant that funds the Psychoactive Drug Screening Program renewed for another 5 years!

Psychoactive Drug Screening Program Renewed for Another 5 Years - Read More…

CSF Students Give Final Presentations

CSF Students Give Final Presentations

Our Carolina Summer Fellowship Students gave their final research presentations July 25. Congratulations to all!

CSF Students Give Final Presentations - Read More…

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Bryan L. Roth discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects or none at all. The findings should accelerate the design of safer and more effective medications for a variety of conditions.

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics - Read More…

Nicholas Brown Earns MIRA from NIH

Nicholas Brown Earns MIRA from NIH

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Nicholas G. Brown $1.25 million over five years for research aimed at investigating the regulation of the enzyme known as the Anaphase-Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) to ultimately understand cell cycle progression.

Nicholas Brown Earns MIRA from NIH - Read More…

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments? - Read More…

Megan Agajanian and Juanita Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Megan Agajanian and Juanita Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Pharmacology graduate students Megan Agajanian, in the lab of Ben Major, PhD, and Juanita Limas, in the lab of Jean Cook, PhD, who will receive up to $150,000 each to support their biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Megan Agajanian and Juanita Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships - Read More…