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Matt Geden awarded NRSA Fellowship

Matt Geden, Graduate Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh, was awarded an NRSA Fellowship from the NCI on his thesis research on chemotherapy induced axon degeneration.

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Shalini Menon receives AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Shalini Menon, a Postdoctoral Fellow within the lab of Dr. Stephanie Gupton, has received an AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for 2 years!

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Doug Cyr receives Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics grant

Doug Cyr receives $200,000/year grant to study mechanisms for therapeutic restoration of rare CFTR mutant function in CF patients.

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Liz Lessey-Morillon receives her PhD

Liz Lessey-Morillon receives her PhD

Liz successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Keith Burridge. The title of her dissertation was "The RhoA GEF, LARG, mediates ICAM-1-dependent mechanotransduction in endothelial cells to stimulate transendothelial migration"

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Sarah Andres receives her PhD

Sarah Andres receives her PhD

Sarah successfully defended her dissertation on Thursday, March 27, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Kay Lund. The title of her dissertation was "Expression patterns and roles of the insulin receptor in the intestinal epithelium"

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Davin Townley-Tilson receives PhD

Davin Townley-Tilson receives PhD

Davin successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 18, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Cam Patterson. The title of his dissertation was "The role of ankyrin repeat and socs box containing protein4 (ASB4) in trophoblast differentiation and pseudovasculogenesis".

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Deepali Bang receives PhD

Deepali Bang receives PhD

Deepali successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on March 18, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Albert Baldwin. The title of her dissertation was "Oncogenic KRAS, GSK-3, NF-kB and TBK-1: the interplay and consequences in promoting pancreatic and lung cancer"

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Kay Lund awarded Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship

P. Kay Lund, PhD, is named the 2015 Davenport Awardee. The Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship is the most prestigious recognition offered by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section of the American Physiological Society.

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Stephanie Gupton receives R01 funding

Stephanie Gupton receives R01 funding

Assistant Professor Stephanie Gupton, PhD, receives R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her project "TRIM9 coordinates membrane trafficking and cytoskeletal dynamics."

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UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013

The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.

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Ken Jacobson receives the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications

The annual award was given at the meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, for his contributions to the field of fluorescence.

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Deborah O’Brien one of eight GlaxoSmithKline awardees

O'Brien selected in GlaxoSmithKline's first Discovery Fast Track competition, designed to translate academic research into starting points for new potential medicines.

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Spencer Smith and colleagues discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain

Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers in the Smith lab have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.

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Mark Zylka, NIH Pioneer awardee, discusses his path to autism research

Zylka outlines how he started studying brain enzymes, the details and implications of his research, and what motivates him.

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