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The Department is featuring a full day of events including invited alumni talks by distinguished researchers, Dr. Lee Limbird (Dean of School of Natural Sciences at Fisk University) and Dr. Sylvie Doublie (Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at University of Vermont), talks by our current students, a poster session, and a panel discussion by alumni on career paths and more. Learn more and join us!


In conjuction with the Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion occurring May 16-18, 2013, the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is hosting an Alumni Research Day featuring talks, posters, and panel discussions from our alumni and current students.


THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

10:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Current and former members of Biochemistry and Biophysics are invited and encouraged to participate in our research day. Attendance is free, but registering in advance will ensure that you have a seat for the talks and are also included as an attendeefor the lunch reception.

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE EVENT (deadline is May 14th):

To present a poster, you must submit an abstract (deadline is May 13th):


Meet and Greet
10:30 – 11:00am

Department Overview by Chair and Introduction
11:00 – 11:15am

Distinguished Alumnus Presentation: “The Seasons of Scientists’ Lives”
Lee Limbird (PhD, 1973)
11:15 – 11:45am

Speaker Introduction
11:45 – 11:50am

“Monoubiquitination as a mechanism for the regulation of Ras signaling”
Rachel Baker (current student, Campbell/Dohlman labs)
11:50 – 12:10pm

Lunch and Poster Session – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
12:10 – 1:50pm

Speaker Introduction
1:50 – 1:55pm

“T Cell Receptor Like Antibody Fragments for Type 1 Diabetes Imaging and Therapy”
Keith Miller (current student, Collins lab)
1:55 – 2:15pm

Speaker Introduction
2:15 – 2:20pm

Distinguished Alumnus Presentation: “Visualizing DNA Repair Enzymes Encountering Free Radical DNA Lesions”
Sylvie Doublie (PhD, 1993)
2:20 – 2:50pm

2:50 – 3:00pm

Panel Discussion with Alumni
3:00 – 4:00pm

To learn more about the campus-wide event, go to: Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion for more information. There, you can also register for other reunion events (including participating in a 5k race on May 18th that will benefit local scientific outreach activities).