Pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes

February 27, 2020

With many thanks to the many great PIs affiliated with these papers published in Nature 06 February 2020 issue, we would like to honorable mention the PIs from UNC Computational Medicine Program: Charles Perou, PhD, Katherine Hoadley, PhD and Joel Parker, PhD  Read Article Here

Featured Faculty: Katherine Hoadley, PhD

November 13, 2019

Dr. Katherine Hoadley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her research interests include integrative genomic analyses to better understand cancer. She has been a member of the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Project for over a decade. She was … Continued

Parker presents Haddow Lecture at The Institute of Cancer Research

October 22, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Joel Parker, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics and director of cancer genetics for the UNC Lineberger Bioinformatics Core, presented the Haddow Lecture for The Institute of Cancer Research in London this year. In the lecture, he discussed novel computational methods to explore RNA sequencing data for cancer … Continued

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