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
Doug Phanstiel’s proposal entitled “Identifying Alzheimer’s Disease Causal Variants and Target Genes Using iPSC-derived Microglia” has been awarded from the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA). The objective of this proposal is to employ advanced genomic technologies to determine how genetic variation contributes to Alzheimer’s disease risk. This work will identify the key genes involved … Continued
Gabrielle Gentile and Nicole Rivera, in the Giudice lab, have been selected for three years graduate research fellowships (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Gabby received her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, is currently a second year GMB student and part of the MiBio training program. Nicole received her B.S. from the University … Continued
While the health risks linking tobacco use by pregnant woman has been long understood, vaping presents a new frontier. A recent study from the lab of Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that there are some definite ill effects of e-cigarettes and the health of the offspring. Read the whole cover story at the Endocrine News website
Jimena Giudice, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, and graduate students in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-authored a feature story on alternative splicing for The Scientist. Click here to read article
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