Keith Burridge, PhD – Kenan Distinguished Professor
This is a great time to be a scientist. Never have so many techniques been available that are allowing questions in cell biology and physiology to be investigated at a level that was inconceivable just a few years ago." -Keith Burridge, PhD
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, discovered key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neuro-genetic disorder.
Vicki Bartsch, CBP Graduate Student in the Mark Zylka lab, successfully defended her dissertation titled “Characterization of diacylglycerol kinases eta and iota in itch, pain, and psychopathological behavior in mice.” CONGRATULATIONS, Dr. Bartsch!
Dan Summers Ph.D. joined the department in 2005 performing his dissertation research in the lab of Doug Cyr Ph.D. He investigated protein quality pathways responsible for identifying misfolded or aggregated proteins, a process that is often debilitated in neurodegeneration.
Dr. Kurt Gilliland has been appointed Associate Dean for Curriculum at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, effective November 1, 2018. Dr. Gilliland will work with faculty from numerous departments to develop and manage the content, delivery, and evaluation of the medical school curriculum.
Welcome to the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where our mission is to be nationally recognized for excellence in our discipline by Leading, Teaching and Caring.