Department bids farewell to Pilar Blancafort

Department bids farewell to Pilar Blancafort click to enlarge Pilar Blancafort

The Pharmacology department held a goodbye party for Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort, who will be moving on to a new position in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia in Crawley, Australia.

Pilar's laboratory at UNC researched mechanisms of tumorigenesis and tumor progression, and the application of genome-wide techniques to develop anti-cancer therapies. Her research focused on transcriptional regulation of gene expression during stem cell self-renewal and differentiation and during tumorigenesis.

Sabine Stolzenberg, a postdoc in Pilar's lab, will be joining her as part of her new lab.  We wish them both the best in all their adventures and research down under!

Here's a slideshow with pictures from her goodbye party.

Photos below: (left) Sabine and Pilar (right) Gary and Pilar.  Click for enlargement.