October 2010 – Congratulations to Carol Otey on her promotion to the rank of full professor.

Dr. Otey received her PhD in cell biology from UCLA. She then joined UNC as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Keith Burridge in the Lineberger Cancer Center. Afterward, she spent five years on the faculty of the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia before returning to UNC to join the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology. In September 2010, Dr. Otey took on the responsibilities of interim chair of the Department.