The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived

May 16, 2019

Installation of a Thermo Scientific Talos Arctica 200 Kv cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM) is nearly complete in the Glaxo Research Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Once functioning this summer, this $3-million instrument will bring exciting new capabilities to researchers across the university and others in the RTP area. The Talos Artica will be the centerpiece of the new cryoEM core facility, directed by Joshua Strauss, PhD, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics.

Study provides insights behind hyperactivation of key cell proliferation signal

April 23, 2019

In a study in Nature Communications, Pengda Liu, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Shelton Earp, MD, director of UNC Lineberger and the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research, and their collaborators reported discoveries about a key signaling pathway that can be hyperactive in kidney cancer.

Weeknight Parking to Begin Aug. 15

April 15, 2019

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.

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

April 12, 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

March 29, 2019

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!)

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

March 29, 2019

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.