Eron and Kuhlman deliver Oliver Smithies Investigators Lecture on April 15, 2019

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The Oliver Smithies Investigators Program recognizes senior School of Medicine research faculty who have made major contributions within and beyond their disciplines. This year’s lecture honoring the 2018-19 Oliver Smithies Investigators Dr. Joseph Eron and Dr. Brian Kuhlman will be held on April 15, 2019 from 3pm-4pm in 1131 Bioinformatics, and will be followed by a Reception.

BCBP Student Appreciation Week April 1-5 Events

We appreciate our graduate students for all thier hard work and accomplishments to teaching and research! Graduate students come and enjoy your week of events here at BCBP. We are glad to have you all here! (Most of our events are not limited just to graduate students and we’d love to share these activities with faculty, staff, and post-docs!)

Carter’s work on the origins of life featured on Scipod episode

photo of Charlie Carter PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC

Dr. Carter has been working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of molecular evolution — that is, how exactly did life on Earth as we know it rise from the primordial, chemical-laden soup four billion years ago. In particular, he investigates how information flows from genes to proteins found in living organisms via genetic coding.

We rank 4th nationally in NIH funding in 2018!

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We received over $19.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), this ranks us fourth among all Biochemistry departments and the 2nd highest among public institutions.

Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Sancar Nobel medal

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, gifted one of 3 replicas of the Nobel Prize medal UNC. It is now on display in the newly installed numismatics exhibit at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

G. Greg Wang received a Career Development Program grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

G. Greg Wang, PhD

The LLS grant will enable Wang lab to carry out unbiased oncogene target screening and shift towards new therapies of hematological malignancies.

Carolyn Clabo and Ming Jing Wu PhD receive 2018 Staff Excellence Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 Staff Excellence Award winners, Carolyn M. Clabo, Communications and Development Manager, and Ming Jing Wu PhD, Neher Lab Manager for their teamwork, creativity and innovation, positive attitude, enthusiasm, productivity, flexibility and leadership.

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

photo of Joe Eron MD and Brian Kuhlman PhD

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

Jeanie VanWinkle Looks Back – Interview with 1967 Alumna

Two alumni sitting at a table over dinner Jeanie VanWinkle PhD and Barry VanWinkle PhD This photo taken in 2017 on Barry's birthday

The Ph.D. has given me opportunities I would never have had, particularly providing a look into the collaborative efforts to determine scientific goals in fighting disease and the unanimous demand for integrity in the process.

Congratulations to Five Faculty for their Long Service to the State

Genetic Medicine Building

The UNC Chapel Hill Human Resources acknowledged the total state service for the following members of the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics for the second half of 2018.