Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

UNC Lineberger’s Gaorav P. Gupta, MD, PhD, and Wanjuan Feng, PhD, postdoctoral associate at UNC Lineberger, were corresponding and first authors (respectively) of a publication in Nature Communications.

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism.

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

photo of two people Li Qian, PhD; Greg Wang, PhD

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

UNC researchers captured a new culprit in multiple myeloma, a common hematological cancer

Greg G. Wang PhD, associate professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Greg G. Wang, PhD, and UNC researchers recently identified a gene termed PHF19 to be critically involved in the development and progression of multiple myeloma, and also provided proof-of-principle evidence supporting pharmacological targeting of this pathway for therapeutics of this common hematological cancer.

Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

Xian Chen, PhD

This paper describes a ground-breaking multi-omics technology to discover drivers of proliferative and invasive breast tumors.

Suzanne Barbour is selected as the next dean of The Graduate School

Suzanne Barbour PhD, Dean of The Graduate School and Professor

Q & A with Suzanne Barbour by Carolina Garduate School Magazine

Chen Promoted to Full Professor

Xian Chen PhD

Effective August 2, 2019

Amid concerns about grad student mental health, one university takes a novel approach – Alli Schad & Dr. Jean Cook – Science Magazine

photo of Jean Cook PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

University campuses are hotbeds of mental health concerns, including among graduate students. But the demand for counseling services often outstrips capacity

Researchers clock DNA’s recovery time after chemotherapy

The lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that could inform the creation of ‘chronochemotherapies’