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First came love, then came science

February 15, 2024

Cynthia Bulik and Patrick Sullivan have created a life full of adventure and research spanning decades, continents, and disciplines.

The Path of Escape: How Breast Tumor Cells Avoid Common Cancer Therapy

February 15, 2024

An interdisciplinary team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers from computational medicine, genetics, biostatistics, and surgery investigated how cell cycle flexibility allows tumor cells to escape the effect of anti-cancer drugs that target cell division. UNC Lineberger members Jeremy Purvis, PhD, professor of genetics, and Phillip Spanheimer, MD, assistant professor of surgery, led this study.

Dr. Alexander Rubinsteyn Awarded New Grant from RCRF

January 25, 2024

Alexander Rubinsteyn, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics) was awarded a grant from the Rare Cancer Research Foundation (RCRF) for his project titled “Neoantigen identification from long-read sequencing”.

Dr. Jeremy Purvis Awarded New R01 Grant from NCI

January 25, 2024

Jeremy Purvis, PhD (Professor, Department of Genetics) has been awarded a new R01 grant for his project titled “Cell cycle paths as a framework for understanding drug resistance in tumor cell subpopulations” from the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Jason Stein Awarded NCBC “Flash Grant”

January 25, 2024

Jason Stein, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Genetics) was awarded a “Flash Grant” from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center for his project titled “HotPockets: Novel devices for non-destructive, long-term electrophysiological recording and stimulation of entire human brain organoids”.

Highlighted Faculty: Kristy Lee, MS, CGC, Professor

January 8, 2024

The Department of Genetics is proud to highlight Professor, Ms. Kristy Lee, for her excellence in clinical service, research, and service.  Ms. Lee’s scientific expertise, clinical experience, teaching excellence, and service to the community exemplifies her long-standing commitment to the utilization of genetics in healthcare.