Montgomery receives Living Legend Award

February 11, 2019

Retired CBP professor Royce Montgomery received the Living Legend Award at the 38th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Banquet at the UNC alumni club. Seen in the photo are Royce, Kurt Gilliland, and Dr. Michael Zollicoffer (MD, UNC, 1985). Michael’s father was the 4th black medical student at UNC. The lecture and banquet are intended to increase the … Continued

Ben Major and Kathleen Caron won Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards

January 17, 2019

On Tuesday, the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill for the inaugural Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring award. The celebration was part of a larger cultural movement in the biomedical sciences to prioritize mentoring and diversify the scientific enterprise. continue  

Philpot Lab research featured in Vitals Signs

November 20, 2018

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.

New exhibition at the NC Museum of Art features CBP Faculty’s images

November 15, 2018

RALEIGH, NC.- A new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art, “The Art of Science and Innovation,” showcases the hidden beauty of biomedical research that could help unlock new, life-saving treatments. The free exhibition runs through Jan. 14, 2019, and features stunning images from the labs of UNC School of Medicine scientists. The exhibition contains just … Continued

Vicki Bartsch sucessfully defends dissertation

November 9, 2018

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!

Cyr Lab Alumnus accepts Tenure Track Assistant Professor position

November 7, 2018

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.

Kurt Gilliland appointed to Associate Dean for Curriculum

November 2, 2018

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.

Bahnson Elected to National Leadership Position

October 26, 2018

Edward Bahnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, and Department of Cell Biology and Physiology has been elected to the Council of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM) to serve from 2018-2022. The Council is the governing body of the Society. SfRBM, established in 1987, is a professional organization comprised … Continued

Welcome Michelle Itano!!

June 5, 2018

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating Michelle Itano in her new position as a fixed-term Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology.