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scientific image: (green; DNA in magenta) in Drosophila egg chambers of wild-type (top) and SLBP mutant (bottom) (click to enlarge; see article for details)

9 months ago

Michelle Potter-Birriel grad student in Marzluff lab publishes paper in Journal of Cell Science

Michelle Potter-Birriel (Bill Marzluff lab) published an article titled “A region of SLBP outside the mRNA processing domain is essential for deposition of histone mRNA into the Drosophila egg” in Journal of Cell Science (DOI: 10.1242/jcs.251728). Jan. 06, 2021 Abstract Replication-dependent histone mRNAs are the only cellular mRNAs that are not polyadenylated, ending in a stemloop instead of a polyA tail, …

four leaders from grad school standing by old well

9 months ago

The Graduate School: Spring 2021 update for students

Welcome back to the second half of this most unusual academic year. Thank you for persevering. I know you are tired and frustrated and appreciate your continued patience as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this message is to provide you with information about the spring semester, which has also been provided to your graduate program. Although this information is accurate as of this date, our situation continues to be very fluid. In addition, some of the information relates to decisions that are made at the level of departments, programs or even individual courses. Please contact your program or instructors for the specific information that pertains to your academic program. This message will be posted on The Graduate School’s coronavirus update website and will be updated throughout the semester.

9 months ago

Carolina Together Testing Program related to employees, as well as an update on the COVID-19 vaccine (UNC HR office)

UNC HR provides additional information about the Carolina Together Testing Program related to employees, as well as an update on the COVID-19 vaccine. As Chancellor Guskiewicz announced in November, we are implementing a robust testing program for the Spring 2021 semester that will help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. Testing is one important part of a comprehensive approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask, maintaining six feet physical distance and following other COVID-19 Community Standards are also key to prevention. For faculty and staff, our tracking and testing approach has different requirements depending on your access to campus: