photo of Jamie DeSoto

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Scientists discover new gene expression mechanism with possible role in human disease

UNC School of Medicine researchers, led by Brian Strahl, PhD, found surprising role for a protein called Spt6, which is crucial to the maintenance of proper messenger RNA levels in cells, a discovery that opens new research avenues and suggests a target for basic understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.

UNC Scientists Discover Proteins Keeping Stem Cells in their Undifferentiated State

Jean Cook, PhD

The lab of Jean Cook, PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, found how a chain of proteins called an MCM complex could enable the fast cell-division that makes some forms of cancer so dangerous. The study first author Jacob Matson, a PhD candidate in the Cook lab performed most of the experiments.

Graduate student Tom Lane receives his PhD

Tom Lane, PhD

Tom Lane under the direction of Dr. Kevin Slep, successfully defended his dissertation on November 3, 2017 and received his PhD!

Grad Student Cassandra Hayne receives her PhD!

Cassandra Hayne, PhD

Hayne successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on August 31, 2017.

Congratulations 2017 Presentation Winners

Greg Wang, Retreat Committee Co-chair and BCBP Assistant Professor handed out the poster and talk awards. Cassandra Hayne (left), Jacob Matson (upper right) and Mahmud Hussain, PhD (lower right).

Congratulations to Cassandra Hayne, Jacob Matson, and Mahmud Hussain, PhD 2017 Research Retreat Talk and Poster winners!

Grad student Mahmoud Shobair receives his PhD

Mahmoud Shobair, PhD

Mahmoud successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on April 20, 2017.

Grad student Bradley Falk receives his PhD

Bradley Falk, PhD

Bradley successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on April 17, 2017.

Grad student Benfeard Williams receives his PhD

Benfeard Williams, PhD

Benfeard successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 24, 2017.

Department bids farewell to Amanda

Amanda Chang

After 9 years of dedicated service to the Department, Amanda will transition into a new position in the Office of Sponsored Research on March 27, 2017.