Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

October 20, 2019

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments. Read article here

Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

October 3, 2019

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

Prestigious Journal Names Li Qian as Top Reviewer

September 30, 2019

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

Can scientists predict which cancer markers are likely to trigger an immune response?

September 27, 2019

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

UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator

September 5, 2019

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

2019 Hettleman Prizes awarded to promising early-career faculty

August 26, 2019

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

Vincent Lab discovers six immune subtypes of cancer

April 8, 2019

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 lab develops computational tools to understand brain function

April 8, 2019

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.