The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and biomedical engineering, and Hyejung Won, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, were selected as NIH Director’s New Innovator Award recipients this week. Legant … Continued
The editors at Cell Press selected Li Qian, PhD, associate director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, as one of its best scientific article reviewers, and published a short essay about her views on peer review. Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and associate director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, … Continued
UNC Lineberger’s Benjamin G. Vincent, MD, and Christof Smith, PhD. Scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have designed and validated a model for predicting what might make an effective cancer vaccine against a patient’s tumor. This finding could help overcome a significant obstacle in the development of personalized cancer … Continued
June 14, 2019 Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging. Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was named as a … Continued
August 7, 2019 Charles M. Perou, PhD Before he set out to understand how tens of thousands of genes are behaving in breast cancer, Charles M. Perou, PhD, was hunting just one gene. As a graduate student at the University of Utah in the 1990s, Perou was focused on finding the genetic cause of a … Continued
2019 Hettleman Prizes awarded to promising early-career faculty August 22, 2019 – 2:37 pm | Posted in A-Migrate, Arts & Humanities, Research, Science & Technology The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. The … Continued
Benjamin Vincent, MD, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) and his lab have performed a comprehensive genomics evaluation of the tumor immune microenvironment in The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset, discovering six immune subtypes of cancer. These and other findings are associated with survival and are being developed as biomarkers of immunotherapy response in multiple tumor … Continued
Guorong Wu, PhD, and his lab are interested in developing cutting-edge computational tools to understand the brain, using state-of-the-art neuroimaging, genetics, and machine-learning technologies. With this in mind, they work to discover biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases, characterize genetic influences on brain structure, and create personalized diagnostic engines. See full publication here.