Welcome current and prospective postdocs to the Biochemistry and Biophysics department at UNC! We have over 50 postdoctoral researchers in our department labs performing diverse and innovative research at the cutting-edge of their fields. As a department, we support postdocs by providing opportunities to present their research, sponsoring a committee to represent postdoc interests to the department, providing leadership and professional development opportunities, and inviting postdocs to all our social events. We strive to make our community a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. We hope you find the contacts and resources on this webpage useful for navigating aspects of being a postdoc at UNC. Please feel free to reach out to any of our postdoctoral leaders or faculty!
– Jean Cook, Ph.D. Professor & Chair
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Contacts for Postdocs:
Associate Chair of Education & Training, Director of Graduate Studies & Professor
Sustainability Committee Chair, Equity and Inclusion Committee-Curriculum and Scholarship Subcommittee
Research: Adhesion mechanism of platelets and neutrophils
Accepting Rotation Students
CB# 7035, 8212A MEJ
919-962-7331 | Email
Please contact any of us with your questions or concerns.
Useful Resources for Postdocs:
Postdoc News & Events
Dittmer, Griffith, and Strauss Labs Win Art in Science Competition
During University Research Week, the labs of Dirk Dittmer, PhD, Jack Griffith, PhD, and Joshua Strauss, PhD with the Cryo-EM Core Facility, won the Art-in-Science Competition held by the UNC School of Medicine Office of Research.
Research Week: PARE Award Ceremony and Reception
Dr. Aleksandra Skrajna from McGinty lab is one of five that have been honored with the prestigious Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence (PARE) in 2023. PARE Talks will be held on October 27, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Koury Oral Health Science Building, Room G411.
Congratulations 2023 Retreat Presentation Winners
Announcing our presentation award winners from our 2023 Annual Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Retreat.
The 2023 Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Retreat was held on October 19 at the Cookery in Durham
Our annual research retreat included a keynote talk by Dr. Linda Columbus from the University of Virginia. She is an expert in the biophysics of membrane proteins, particularly regarding bacterial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions. Read all our highlights.