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16th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipient Announced
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 16th Perl-UNC Prize to Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Harvard Medical School, for the “discovery of genes and mechanisms regulating human cortical development.”
Feb 09, 2016
Stuber Publishes Review in Nature Neuroscience
Garret Stuber publishes new review in Nature Neuroscience on the neurocircuitry of the lateral hypothalamus for feeding and reward related behaviors.
Feb 04, 2016
Zylka and Philpot to lead UNC Neuroscience Center
Mark Zylka, PhD, will serve as director and Ben Philpot, PhD, will serve as associate director of the UNC Neuroscience Center at the UNC School of Medicine, effective July 1. William Snider, MD, who has served as the center’s director for nearly 17 years, will step down from his leadership role, but will remain on faculty as professor of neurology, while also continuing his research.
Jan 20, 2016
Deshmukh lab discovers a novel role of Dicer in the rapidly dividing cells of the developing brain and brain tumors
In a paper published in Cell Reports, Vijay Swahari, a postdoctoral fellow in Deshmukh lab, identifies how the critical role of Dicer in DNA damage response can be exploited for therapy in aggressive brain tumors like Medulloblastoma.
Jan 10, 2016
Gupton Lab Publishes in Developmental Cell
In the article published in Developmental Cell, Stephanie Gupton's lab shows that the E3 ligase TRIM9 ubiquitinates the actin polymerase VASP, altering VASP tip localization and dynamics and reducing filopodial stability and density.
Dec 22, 2015