Congratulations to Deepak Jha, former graduate student in the Brian Strahl lab, who received a 2013 Lineberger Predoctoral Fellow Award in the Basic Sciences.
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Board of Visitors honors graduate students annually with the highly competitive award, consisting of a $5,000 supplementary stipend. The board began the Lineberger Fellows program in 1988 to promote and encourage graduate students to pursue cancer research. The awards from previous years were just announced summer 2015, hence the delayed release on this 2013 award. Deepak Jha was a fellow in the laboratory of Brian Strahl, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who conducted his research on delineating the role of epigenetics in regulating DNA-dependent cellular processes such as DNA repair and transcription. He graduated with a doctoral degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from UNC in 2014 and is currently a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital working on epigenetic regulation of hematopoiesis in the laboratory of Dr. George Daley.