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Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create novel proteins

Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create novel proteins

Published in the journal Science, a study by researchers in the Kuhlman lab offers a new route to design the 'cellular machines' needed to understand and battle diseases.

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New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

Researchers in Brian Kuhlman's lab use lasers to switch proteins off and on to watch how quickly cells react to their new reality.

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We rank 8th nationally in NIH funding for 2015

The Department continues to rank highly for NIH funding among all Biochemistry departments in the US. In 2015, the Department secured 15.1 million in federal funding and ranks 8th.

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UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC

Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.

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ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue

ASBMB Today highlights Dohlman in their winter issue

In the December 2015 issue, ASBMB Today features Dr. Henrik Dohlman, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics in a "Generations" spotlight that speaks to the importance of education and a shared passion for science and hard work in the Dohlman family.

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Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings

Carolina's Nobel Laureates meet President Spellings

On March 23, 2016, Carolina's two Nobel laureates, Oliver Smithies, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics meet with new UNC system President Margaret Spellings.

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Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award

Carter and UNC collaborators receive a Templeton Foundation award

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Dr. Eric Brustad, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Rihe Liu, Professor of Pharmacy, who have been awarded a major grant from the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution of the John Templeton Foundation.

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Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society

Gary Pielak receives Carl Branden Award from Protein Society

Congratulations to Dr. Gary Pielak! He is the 2016 recipient of the Carl Branden Award from the Protein Society for his contributions to the field of protein chemistry.

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Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project

Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project

Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.

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Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal

Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal

Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Triangle Business Journal and is named as one of their Healthcare Heroes for the year.

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Sancar and Modrich honored as "Heroes of the Game"

On January 15, during Teacher Appreciation night, Aziz Sancar of UNC and Paul Modrich of Duke were honored as "Heroes of the Game" for their shared 2015 Nobel prize in chemistry.

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Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.

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