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

photo of Pedro N. Pozo thesis defense 2018

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

Thomas Wong Alumni in the News for his support of UNC Scholarships

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Thomas and Sandy credit their fulfilling careers to the education they received at UNC-Chapel Hill. To show their appreciation, they have a long history of sharing their time and talents to support Carolina.

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.

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?

photo of Brian Button PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics near equipment

UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.

UNC Undergraduate Research Week November 5 – 9

Sierra Archibald, undergraduate researcher

Sierra Archibald in Aziz Sancar lab works along side of senior researchers whose work focuses on DNA damage repair, cell cycle checkpoints, circadian clock.

Li, postdoctoral fellow in Sancar lab, receives 2018 EMGS and PARE Awards

Postdoc from Aziz Sancar lab Wentao Li holds plaque from UNC PARE award 2018 ceremony

Wentao Li, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Aziz Sancar, has received the 2018 EMGS New Investigator Travel Award & 2018 PARE Award.

Juanita Limas on planning committee for 4th Annual Diversity in STEM conference

Juanita Limas, graduate student in Jean Cook lab

One of the key strengths of our program is the ability for graduate students to become an integral part of planning committees such as the Diversity in STEM and coordinating other scientific events on campus.

2018 Student Symposium

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Students presented their research on October 18 and Nov … Continued

Courtney Vaughn awarded the Scott Neil Schwirck fellowship

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Courtney Vaughn, MD-PhD student in the lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, was awarded the Scott Neil Schwirck fellowship.

Alex Chung Makes it to Three Minute Thesis finals

Well wishers came to cheer on the finalists of the UNC … Continued