From cleaning beakers to doing cutting-edge research

Juanita Limas (left) works at a lab bench with Amiee Littlejohn.

Sophomore Amiee Littlejohn got more than she bargained for when she took a job cleaning beakers in a lab at Carolina. Now she’s pursuing a career in cancer research.

We rank 4th nationally in NIH funding in 2018!

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We received over $19.2 million in funding from NIH. We rank 4th among all Biochemistry departments & the 2nd highest among public institutions.

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

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

Graduate Student Pedro N. Pozo Publishes in Molecular Biology of the Cell and receives his PhD

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Pedro N. Pozo, graduate student in Cook lab publishes his first-authored paper in MBoC and he receives his PhD.

Jean Cook, Ph.D. Fundamentals of Cell Proliferation Control

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Jean Cook, PhD leads a team of dynamic researchers in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her group explores unique aspects of basic cell proliferation control.