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.

Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

photo of Jack Griffith, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Griffith is one of 84 new members being recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. National Academy of Sciences membership is one of the highest scientific honors conferred in the United States.

We rank 4th nationally in NIH funding in 2017!

photo of group 2018 UNC School of Medicine Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Retreat

The Department ranks fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US, (both public and private institutions not just public) in 2017.

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, and the University’s ranking for federal research R&D expenditures rose from sixth to fifth in the nation.

Graduate Student Pedro N. Pozo Publishes in Molecular Biology of the Cell and receives his PhD

photo of Pedro N. Pozo thesis defense 2018

Pedro N. Pozo, graduate student in Cook lab publishes his first-authored paper in MBoC and he receives his PhD.