Aziz Sancar, Md, Phd – 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Just when you figure we know everything, all of a sudden, something comes along, and there is a whole new field to explore."
-Aziz Sancar

Welcome to UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics

We have a vigorous, diverse research program and we are home to UNC Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Aziz Sancar. We are the 4th highest NIH funded biochemistry department in the country for 2017. We provide a robust educational and research training program for our graduate students that prepares them for top careers in biochemical and biophysical sciences or related fields. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our research, graduate program, events and dynamic people who make us great!

Leslie Parise, PhD Professor and Chair

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We rank 4th nationally in NIH funding in 2017!

The Department ranks fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US, (both public and private institutions not just public) in 2017.

Robert Lee PhD Wergmeier lab

New publication in Blood from Bergmeier Lab

Bergmeier Lab has a new publication in Blood: Functional redundancy between RAP1 isoforms in murine platelet production and function.

Juanita Limas

Limas named 2018-19 Gilliam Fellow by HHMI

Juanita Limas will receive $50,000 to support her biomedical research in the Cook lab.

Greg Wang and Qi Zhang

Greg Wang and Qi Zhang become associate professors with tenure

Congratulations to Greg Wang and Qi Zhang, associate professors of biochemistry and biophysics who received tenure as a UNC faculty effective June 1, 2018.

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Greg Young retires – Thank you for your service to our department as the NMR Spectroscopy director.

Posted by UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics on Monday, August 6, 2018

Congratulations Charlie Carter, Jr, PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics – Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began

Posted by UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics on Thursday, August 2, 2018

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