Recent News

Brian Strahl presenting Hettleman Lecture on March 26, 2010
Jean Cook Receives 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.
Secrets in the Salt - Jack Griffith filmed on NOVA's scienceNOW
Congratulations to Dr. Jack Griffith, Distinguished Professor or Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was highlighted in a special NOVA scienceNOW video series (originally aired in July 2009).
Grad Student Andrew Hemmert receives 2010 GEAB Impact Award
Congratulations to Andrew Hemmert, doctoral student of Biochemistry & Biophysics whose research was recognized by the Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) at UNC-CH.
Looking at DNA through the Electron Microscope: the work of Jack Griffith
Congratulations to Dr. Jack Griffith, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was reprinted as a classic to commemorate the centennial of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
DNA Repair Mechanisms: the Work of Aziz Sancar
Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics whose work was reprinted as a classic to commemorate the centennial of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
New paradigms in Ras research
Ras is a family of genes encoding small GTPases involved in cellular signal transduction. If their signals are dysregulated, Ras proteins can cause cancer. Dr. Sharon Campbell explains her lab’s research into a novel mechanism for regulation of Ras proteins by reactive free radical species.
UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
Thursday, October 15, 2009 — Dr. Xian Chen, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who along with Dr. Morgan Giddings, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology have been awarded a $1.6 million 2-year “Grand Opportunities” (GO) grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Tae-Hong Kang receives UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
Congratulations to Tae-Hong Kang, postdoctoral fellow in Aziz Sancar's lab in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received a UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Arrel Toews invited as the 2009 Whitehead Lecturer
Dr. Arrel Toews, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics receives the honor of giving this year's Richard H. Whitehead Lecture.