LLS awards Wang Career Development Program Scholar Grant

May 25, 2018

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has awarded Biochemistry and Biophysics Associate Professor G. Greg Wang, PhD, a five year, $550,000 Career Development Program Scholar Grant to support his research to decipher and target acute myeloid leukemia cell dependency and epigenetic mutations.

How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation

April 17, 2018

The lab of Aziz Sancar, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, reveals the first-ever repair map of an entire multicellular organism to illuminate the inner workings of the plant kingdom’s highly efficient DNA repair system special thanks to the research of Onur Oztas, PhD, Christopher Selby, PhD, Ogun Adebali, PhD.

Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

April 16, 2018

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.

Brian Strahl Awarded NIGMS Outstanding Investigator Grant

April 3, 2018

Congratulations to Brian Strahl, Professor & Vice-Chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, for being selected to receive an R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institutes of Health.