Newsworthy: UNC Researchers Develop Machine Learning Algorithm to Detect Inflammation

December 5, 2019

Inflammation is a common indication of many health conditions, but calculating how the underlying biology of inflammation contributes to specific diseases has been very difficult. For the first time, a team of researchers at UNC School of Medicine now report the development of a new technology to identify white blood cells called neutrophils that are primed to eject inflammatory DNA into the circulation via a process called NETosis. The findings are published in Scientific Reports.

How Tiny Enzymes Reign Supreme in World-wide Carbon Recycling

December 4, 2019

Richard Wolfenden, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, details how white rot fungi produce enzymes that turn out to be key players in the carbon cycle. Without these little enzymes – without carbon recycling – we’d be in a world of hurt.

UNC listed in top HIV/AIDS institutions by cited research impact

December 3, 2019

Last month, Elsevier Press reviewed the research impact of universities and institutions in HIV research worldwide. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ranked number four. The report also highlights the strong international collaboration in HIV/AIDS research. Read more about this at Elsevier.  

Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process

December 3, 2019

Led by the UNC School of Medicine lab of Leslie Parise, PhD, researchers created an artificial intelligence tool to measure NETosis, an important inflammatory process by which certain white blood cells trap invaders like bacteria. This work will help scientists find ways to stop or promote the process in disease states.

2019 Student Defenses

December 2, 2019

Congratulations on this years’ graduate students who defended their theses and earned their Ph.D.’s.

UNC Chromatin and Epigenetics Program launched

November 25, 2019

The UNC Graduate School as announced a certificate program in Chromatin and Epigenetics available to all students working on their PhD. This effort was spearheaded by Brian Strahl, PhD, professor and vice chair in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

You’re Invited: CryoEM Facility Open House

November 7, 2019

The School of Medicine is hosting an open house for the UNC CryoEM core facility on Friday, November 8th from 3pm-5pm in Glaxo Room 008. click to enlarge Our new Talos Arctica! In honor of UNC Research Week and to showcase one of our newest research capabilities, the School of Medicine is hosting an Open … Continued

Alumni updates

November 6, 2019

Alumni updates for November 6, 2019   Onur Dagliyan (2016) is a Scientist (Research Fellow) at Harvard Medical School, currently researching how sensory experience affects neuronal circuits at the molecular and cellular level.     Andrew Clinton Hemert (2010) works for BioFire Diagnostics as the Director of Biochemistry Research and Innovation.     Reed Jacob … Continued