Recent Highlights

Scott Rothbart accepts faculty position at the Van Andel Research Institute

Scott Rothbart accepts faculty position at the Van Andel Research Institute

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the Strahl lab, who has accepted a faculty position at the Center for Epigenetics at the Van Andel Research Institute beginning in April 2015.

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Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on the sciences

Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on the sciences

The 18 members of the QEP steering committee, led by co-chairs Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, and Kevin Guskiewicz, professor of exercise and sport science and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, will develop the QEP’s focus, implementation and budget before presenting a draft plan to the Provost. One of the major focuses is improvement on science learning.

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Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets

Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets

These findings published by the Bergmeier lab in the Journal of Clinical Investigation could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases.

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Epigenetic Breakthrough: A first of its kind tool to study the histone code

Epigenetic Breakthrough: A first of its kind tool to study the histone code

Brian Strahl along with other scientists at UNC have created a new way to investigate epigenetic mechanisms important in diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancers. Read more about their work published in Developmental Cell.

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Caring about lab safety

Caring about lab safety

Researchers from the Parise lab participate in a campus-wide campaign that brings to attention the importance of lab safety.

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Jeffrey Jones receives the 2014 Staff of the Year Award

Jeffrey Jones receives the 2014 Staff of the Year Award

Congratulations to lab manager Jeffrey Jones of the Cook, Kuhlman, and Strahl labs as the 2014 honoree.The Department's Staff Recognition Program was established to annually recognize a staff member for their outstanding achievement and service. Nominations are made with the following criteria in mind: teamwork, creativity and innovation, positive attitude, enthusiasm, productivity, flexibility and leadership.

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