Recent News

Strahl Lab publishes in Genes and Development
Congratulations to the Strahl Lab for their recent article "Catalysis-dependent stabilization of Bre1 fine-tunes Histone H2B ubiquitylation to regulation gene transcription" that was published in the August 1, 2014 issue of Genes and Development.
A fitness bottleneck in HIV-1 transmission
Congratulations to the Swanstrom lab that published an article titled "A fitness bottleneck in HIV-1 transmission" in the July 11, 2014 issue of Science.
The Ras Tracker
For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.
Meet the new student representatives for 2014-2015
Amy Howard (biophysics student) has joined Cassandra Hayne (biochemistry student) as the new student representative for the department.
Postdoc Erin Shanle authors a review in Nature Methods.
Congratulations to Erin Shanle, a postdoc in the Strahl Lab, on her review in Nature Methods.
UNC Center for Structural Biology Names New Co-Directors
Michael Miley, PhD and Ashutosh Tripathy, PhD announced as the new co-directors for the UNC Center for Structural Biology (CSB). CSB has also launched a brand new website.
Postdoc Yacine Boulaftali receives UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Yacine Boulaftali in the Bergmeier lab who received a 2014 UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence.
Research Associate Sook-Kyung Lee awarded R21 grant from NIAID
Congratulations to Research Associate Sook-Kyung Lee from the Swanstrom Lab who received a R21 grant from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Sharon Campbell receives Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award
Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Campbell, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who is the recipient of the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.
Postdoc Thomas Freeman now a lecturer in UNC Chemistry
Congratulations to Thomas Freeman on his new position as a lecturer with the UNC Chemistry Department