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

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Installation of a Thermo Scientific Talos Arctica 200 Kv cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM) is nearly complete in the Glaxo Research Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Once functioning this summer, this $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, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics.

New School of Medicine Intranet is a hub for internal resources

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Accessing news and information about the School of Medicine just got easier. The SOM Intranet will become the hub for internal resources that support our faculty and staff.

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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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

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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

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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.