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Cryo-EM Core awarded a North Carolina Biotechnology Center innovation Impact Grant

April 25, 2023

  Joshua Strauss, Ph.D., Director UNC Cryo-EM Core   News contributed by Emily Robinson, Research Technician, UNC Cryo-EM Core The UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Cryo Electron Microscopy Core is excited to announce that were awarded North Carolina Biotechnology Center Innovation Impact Grant (GII) for the acquisition of a Thermo-Fischer Scientific (TFS) micro-crystal electron … Read more

New Rate Documents from OSP

March 3, 2023

The Office of Sponsored Programs is working to improve the rate review process. Part of that effort has resulted in a new set of operating plan and rate development worksheet documents. Cores should use the following  documents and the new fillable pdf operating plan for all new rate review requests and procedures. Please note that … Read more

New article on the role of core facilities in environmental sustainability co-authored by Dr. Chris Gregory from ORT

March 1, 2023

Congrats to ORT’s own Dr. Christopher Gregory on the publication of : “Addressing the Environmental Impact of Science Through a More Rigorous, Reproducible, and Sustainable Conduct of Research” in the Journal of Biomolecular Technique.    The importance of core facilities can be felt far beyond the research enterprise. This article highlights the role core facilities/shared resources … Read more

Damania and Dittmer Featured for Research on How Cancer-Causing Viruses Evade Immune Responses

February 16, 2023

UNC Health’s News Room recently highlighted a Nature Communications article authored by our own Blossom Damania, PhD (Vice Dean for Research in the School of Medicine and Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology) and Dirk Dittmer, PhD (Director of the Vironomics Core and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology). The original article is copied below. … Read more

Save the Date: MAD SSCi 2023 hosted at UNC Chapel Hill

February 15, 2023

  The MAD SSCi Conference is right around the corner! Registration for the 2023 conference will open soon. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Cultivating Collaboration”. Meeting features include an opening reception at the Friday Conference Center, a Keynote lecture, two plenary lectures, scientific topic sessions, core administrative sessions, round table discussions, vendor talks, exhibit … Read more

UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core forms “Partner in Microscopy” with Leica Microsystems

September 26, 2022

  Dr. Michelle Itano, director of the UNC School of Medicine Neuroscience Center’s Microscopy Core, has launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with Leica Microsystems. This new Partner in Microscopy relationship offers unique opportunities for collaboration and feedback between UNC researchers and Leica Microsystems. The partnership was launched September 20, 2022. Congratulations to Dr. Itano, the Neuroscience … Read more

Congrats to the NRI’s Precision Nutrition Core on CLIA Certification!

September 8, 2022

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – September 1, 2022 – The UNC Nutrition Research Institute is pleased to announce that its laboratory directed by Saroja Voruganti, PhD, has been granted a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification, allowing its lab to conduct Human DNA genotyping as a service for other researchers, scientists, and professionals in private and public industries.The … Read more