G. Greg Wang received a Career Development Program grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

G. Greg Wang, PhD

The LLS grant will enable Wang lab to carry out unbiased oncogene target screening and shift towards new therapies of hematological malignancies.

Congratulations to Five Faculty for their Long Service to the State

Genetic Medicine Building

The UNC Chapel Hill Human Resources acknowledged the total state service for the following members of the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics for the second half of 2018.

Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

photo of Jack Griffith, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Griffith is one of 84 new members being recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. National Academy of Sciences membership is one of the highest scientific honors conferred in the United States.

By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

photo of Dale Ramsden, Ph.D., UNC Prof. and Dir. of Graduate Studies for Biochemistry & Biophysics

Dale Ramsden, PhD, Prof. and Dir. of Graduate Studies for Biochemistry & Biophysics, and his colleagues published a major study in the journal Science revealing surprising findings about the way major breaks in our DNA are repaired.

Insights about prostate cancer resistance could lead to treatment strategies

photo of image2 2018 H. Shelton Earp, MD, and G. Greg Wang, PhD,

In the journal Molecular Cell, researchers led by G. Greg Wang, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and H. Shelton Earp, MD, describe the role of a protein variant called androgen receptor variant 7 (AR-V7), which is an alternative form of the androgen receptor that plays a key role in prostate cancer development and treatment.

Epigenetics: Brian Strahl, Ph.D., Faculty Spotlight

photo of Brian Strahl PhD Professor and Vice-chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Strahl lab has been at the forefront of deciphering how our genetic information or the blue print of life – which exists in the form of DNA – is packaged into cells and how it becomes accessed and read for the process of gene expression.


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Aziz Sancar breaks ground for the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center

Photo of 7 people Groundbreaking ceremony of the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center located at 1609 East Franklin Street. Chapel Hill, NC. August 30, 2018. Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Serdar Kilic, and Chapel Hill Mayor, Pam Hemminger, in attendance. photo credit Jon Gardiner UNC Chapel Hill

University officials joined dignitaries from Turkey and Chapel Hill town representatives Aug. 30 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center, named for Carolina’s Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar and his wife, Gwen.

Brian Kuhlman, Ph.D., Protein Robotics: Making Science Fun while Improving Human Health

Brian Kuhlman PhD professor of UNC biochemistry and biophysics

Brian Kuhlman, Ph.D., is the dynamic co-developer of the popular molecular modeling software Rosetta. His laboratory in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is creating new methods in Rosetta for designing proteins with novel shapes and functions.

Graduate Student Ben S. Roberts first authored paper in The EMBO Journal

photo of man holding paper Ben S. Roberts, graduate student in Neher lab

Ben’s paper explores the role of LMF1 in redox homeostasis.