Incoming BBSP Students can sign up for Bioc 706

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Biochemistry of Human Disease Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:20 PM (3 credit hours) 3007 Genetic Medicine Building COURSE OBJECTIVES Learn contemporary biochemical principles, cutting edge approaches, literature analysis, and current and future treatments of human disease. COURSE FORMAT Each instructor teaches one lecture and leads one special activity session that incorporates interactive learning with engaging group work. Topics include: -Neurodegeneration -Cancer -Infectious Diseases -Pulmonary Disease -Cardiovascular Disease

Incoming BBSP Students invited to sign up for Bioc 701

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Critial Analysis & Communication in Biochemistry (2 credit hours) Monday lecture 12-1:30pm & Tuesday Seminar 11-1pm. Develop a range of communication skills including science podcasting, oral presentations, and roundtable deliberation coupled with in-depth analysis of seminar speaker research. Engage with invited speakers at lunch. Participants will: •Select and critique research papers for oral presentations and round-table discussions. •Discuss research with local speakers attending class. •Become familiar with state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and experimental approaches in biochemistry, molecular, and cell biology. Develop a range of communication skills including science podcasting, oral presentations, and roundtable deliberation coupled with in-depth analysis of seminar speaker research. Engage with invited speakers at lunch. BIOC 701 -Critical Analysis &Communication in Biochemistry (2 credit hours) Monday Lecture, 12-1:30pm & Tuesday Seminar, 11-1pm

BCBP Synergy Launched!

To facilitate meetups and networking between members of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (BCBP), we launched BCBP Synergy. Groups of 3-5 randomized individuals are generated with the Strength^n. We are very excited about the future of this program! If you wish to participate in BCBP Synergy, please contact the organizers.

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.

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!)

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

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UNC researchers including Leslie Parise, PhD and doctoral student Alex Chung have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer. By working with a drug development company, they hope their laboratory discovery will translate to a new treatment combination in the clinic in the future.

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

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

Juanita Limas on planning committee for 4th Annual Diversity in STEM conference

Juanita Limas, graduate student in Jean Cook lab

One of the key strengths of our program is the ability for graduate students to become an integral part of planning committees such as the Diversity in STEM and coordinating other scientific events on campus.

Alex Chung Makes it to Three Minute Thesis finals

Well wishers came to cheer on the finalists of the UNC … Continued

Graduate students record Science Seminar Preview podcasts

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Fall 2018, second year graduate students: Cari Koerner … Continued