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Dr. Yun Li Awarded New R01 from NIA

April 14, 2023

Dr. Yun Li (Professor, Genetics, Biostatistics and Computer Science) has received a new R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for her proposal titled “Study of selective cell and system vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease”. 

Hyejung Won, PhD Receives Simons Foundation Award

April 14, 2023

Dr. Hyejung Won (Assistant Professor, Genetics) received a three-year grant from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 2022 Program:  Genomics of ASD: Pathways to Biological Convergence and Genetic Therapies.

Sheikh and Furey Awarded New R01 from NIDDK

April 5, 2023

Shezhad Sheikh, MD, PhD (Associate Professor, Medicine and Genetics) and Terry Furey, PhD (Professor, Genetics and Biology) received a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for their project titled “High throughput functional studies of IBD-associated GWAS variants”.

Dr. Jason Stein Awarded New R01 from NIMH

April 4, 2023

Jason Stein, PhD (Associate Professor, Genetics and Neuroscience Center) has been awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for his project titled “IBIS-iPSC: Organoid remodeling of cortical surface area hyperexpansion in autism spectrum disorder”.

NCI awards Earp, Pylayeva-Gupta five-year, $2.69 million pancreatic cancer research grant

March 28, 2023

The National Cancer Institute has awarded UNC Lineberger’s Shelley Earp, MD, and Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, a five-year, $2.69 million R01 research project grant to investigate approaches to overcome barriers to pancreatic cancer immunotherapies. Their objective is to understand resistance to modern immunotherapy and to design more effective combination therapies.