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


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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!

Leslie Parise
Leslie Parise, PhD Professor and Chair


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Weeknight Parking to Begin Aug. 15

Beginning Aug. 15, UNC Transportation and Parking will charge for parking on campus from Monday evenings through Friday mornings from 5 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. Daytime parking permits for students and employees will be honored at night. Weekend hours are 5 p.m. Friday until 7:30 a.m. Monday and parking will remain available without a permit.

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Eron and Kuhlman deliver Oliver Smithies Investigators Lecture on April 15, 2019

The Oliver Smithies Investigators Program recognizes senior School of Medicine research faculty who have made major contributions within and beyond their disciplines. This year’s lecture honoring the 2018-19 Oliver Smithies Investigators Dr. Joseph Eron and Dr. Brian Kuhlman will be held on April 15, 2019 from 3pm-4pm in 1131 Bioinformatics, and will be followed by a Reception.

BCBP Student Appreciation Week April 1-5 Events

We appreciate our graduate students for all thier hard work and accomplishments to teaching and research! Graduate students come and enjoy your week of events here at BCBP. We are glad to have you all here! (Most of our events are not limited just to graduate students and we’d love to share these activities with faculty, staff, and post-docs!)

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Carter’s work on the origins of life featured on Scipod episode

Dr. Carter has been working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of molecular evolution — that is, how exactly did life on Earth as we know it rise from the primordial, chemical-laden soup four billion years ago. In particular, he investigates how information flows from genes to proteins found in living organisms via genetic coding.

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