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, Diversity Committee-Curriculum and Scholarship Subcommittee
Research: Adhesion mechanism of platelets and neutrophils
Accepting Rotation Students
CB# 7035, 8212A MEJ
919-962-7331 | Email
Student Services Manager
Diversity Committee Member
GECO Committee Member
Sustainability Committee Member
TRAINED Completed DEI certificate program
Office: 3024 Genetic Medicine
Phone: 919-843-9737 Email
Postdoctoral Fellow, BCBP Postdoc Committee Chair,
2020 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
CB#7260, Genetic Medicine
BCBP Postdoc Committee Vice Chair
CB# 7260, 3010 Genetic Medicine
Please contact any of us with your questions or concerns.
Useful Resources for Postdocs:
Postdoc News & Events
Email Steven Torchio or Carolyn Clabo to request subscription to the BCBP Postdoc listserv
Liu and James labs publish in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
"Development of VHL-recruiting STING PROTACs that suppress innate immunity" has been published online in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. The first author is Dr. Zhichuan Zhu in the Pengda Liu lab.
Welcome Surbhi Mundra PhD, Post-Doc in Campbell lab
Surbhi Mundra PhD joined our department on May 16, 2023. Dr. Mundra is from Odisha, India, and she grew up in a joint family and a culturally rich environment. Join us in welcoming her to our team!
Post-Doc Research Scholar Spotlight: Liu Mei PhD
Throughout the year we will be highlighting research scholars in our labs. Read more about Liu Mei in Cook lab who is a Breast Cancer researcher.
Research Scholar Spotlight: Joshua A. Boyer PhD
Throughout the year we will be highlighting research scholars in our labs. Read more about Joshua Boyer in Zhang lab.