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 2018. 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!

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Leslie Parise, PhD Professor and Chair

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October 2019 Boo!

Posted 6 days ago

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of “On the Record with LP.” October was full of fun, especially with the department Halloween party.  Carolyn Clabo is working hard with our IT department on an end of the year newsletter and on a new and improved website, so “On the record” will go “off the record” temporarily until the New Year.

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Frank Teets receives his PhD

Posted 2 weeks ago

On November 1, 2019, Frank Teets (Hahn and Kuhlman labs) successfully defended his thesis.

UNC Lineberger’s Gaorav P. Gupta, MD, PhD, and Wanjuan Feng, PhD, postdoctoral associate at UNC Lineberger, were corresponding and first authors (respectively) of a publication in Nature Communications.

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

Posted 1 month ago

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism.

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