Suzanne Barbour is selected as the next dean of The Graduate School

Suzanne Barbour PhD, Dean of The Graduate School and Professor

Q & A with Suzanne Barbour by Carolina Garduate School Magazine

We rank 4th nationally in NIH funding in 2018!

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We received over $19.2 million in funding from NIH. We rank 4th among all Biochemistry departments & the 2nd highest among public institutions.

Carolina rises to fifth among U.S. universities for federal research funding

photo of 3 people Postdoctoral student Sarah Scarry, graduate student Manwika in lab Give Now to Lab Operations at UNC

Carolina has again surpassed $1 billion in annual research and development expenditures.

Justin Rectenwald Awarded the 11th Annual “Diane Harris Leadership Award”

Congratulations to Justin Rectenwald a graduate student in Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was awarded the Diane Harris Leadership Award for exemplary public service.

The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived

Joshua Strauss and Saskia Neher stand beside the Cryo-EM equipment

$3-million instrument will bring exciting new capabilities to researchers across the university and others in the RTP area. The Talos Artica will be the centerpiece of the new cryoEM core facility, directed by Joshua Strauss, PhD.

NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research

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The lab of William Marzluff, PhD, UNC Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics will collaborate with Cell Microsystems on gene editing projects to speed up the use of CRISPR workflows in lab experiments.

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

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This year’s lecture honoring the 2018-19 Oliver Smithies Investigators Dr. Joseph Eron and Dr. Brian Kuhlman. The Oliver Smithies Investigators Program was created to honor Dr. Oliver Smithies, PhD, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2007) and a distinguished faculty member at UNC for more than 25 years.

BCBP Student Appreciation Week April 1-5 Events

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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.

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.