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Xavier Bonner IME scholar of the month October 2020

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scholar of the month: Initiative for Minority Excellence-Xavier Bonner

Xavier Bonner is a doctoral student in the Swanstrom lab. While an undergraduate student at Morehouse College, he participated in a research program co-sponsored by the Biophysical Society and UNC-Chapel Hill. “This experience not only cemented my dedication to attaining a Ph.D. in biochemistry but also developed my passion for solving problems we face in the biochemistry/biophysics field,” he says. Bonner serves as the first president of the student-led Society for Black Biomedical Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD

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Wolfgang Bergmeier appointed to Haima Therapeutics Scientific Advisory Board

Haima Therapeutics, a pre-clinical biotechnology company focused on developing platelet-inspired therapies to mitigate bleeding dysfunctions, announced today the appointment of Wolfgang Bergmeier to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Bergmeier is a world-renowned scientist and key opinion leader in platelet biology, hemostasis, and thrombosis. He is currently a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at The …

Dale Ramsden and Gaorav Gupta

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Ramsden, Gupta awarded 5-year, $8.8 million grant to study an enzyme that has important implications for breast and ovarian cancer

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a team led by UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, a five-year, $8.8 million program project grant to study an enzyme called DNA polymerase theta. This enzyme is part of an important pathway that repairs damage to genomes, with particular significance …