Campbell receives Liebscher Distinguished Professorship

Sharon Campbell, PhD

Congratulations to Sharon Campbell who has been appointed the Gary F. Liebscher Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, effective November 1.

Dokholyan Meets with President of Armenia

Nikolay Dokholyan, Ph.D., shake hands with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

Nikolay Dokholyan, Ph.D. from Biochemistry/Biophysics and Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Ph.D. from Pharmacology met with the President of Armenia on Nov. 8, 2017.

Parise helps bring Nobel Prize winning CryoEM technology to UNC and RTP

Leslie Parise has been working for years to bring the technology that won a Nobel Prize. “We are going from nothing to three instruments.”

The Science of Fluoride Flipping

Qi Zhang, PhD

Zhang lab develops a new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.

Bergmeier Blood Advances cover

Bergmeier Blood Advances cover

Blood Advances From the cover. Bergmeier lab image has been selected for the cover of Blood Advances 1:18 issue.

Neher receives Jr. Faculty Research Award from NLA

Saskia Neher, PhD

Congratulations to Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who received a Basic Science Award from the National Lipid Association (NLA)!

Newly designed viral vectors could lead to improved gene therapies

Aravind Asokan, PhD

UNC and University of Florida researchers created viruses to deliver gene therapies while evading pre-existing immune system responses. Congratulations to Aravind Asokan, Assistant Professor of Genetics with a Joint Appointment in Biochemistry and Biophysics of whose findings provide a road map for designing virus strains that can evade neutralizing antibodies.

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD (photo by Max Englund, UNC Health Care)

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization

Brian Strahl, PhD

UNC study uncovers crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2 whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer.

Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair

Leslie Parise Ph.D. (photo credit Jon Gardiner)

Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, has been elected to a three-year term as chair of the faculty beginning on July 1, 2017.