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Hyejung Won, PhD Awarded NC TraCS Pilot Grant

May 4, 2021

Dr. Hyejung Won (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics) has been awarded a one-year pilot grant from NC TraCS for her project titled “Chromosomal Disorganization in Down Syndrome”. 

Drs. Hoadley and Troester Awarded New R01 from NCI

April 23, 2021

Dr. Katherine Hoadley (Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics) is the PI of a new R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) titled “P53, DNA repair imbalance, and immune response in breast cancer mortality disparities” (Dr. Melissa Troester, Lead PI).

Department of Genetics Publications for April 4-17, 2021

April 19, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published fifteen papers during April 4-17, 2021.   Targeting Chikungunya Virus Replication by Benzoannulene Inhibitors.  Ahmed SK, Haese NN, Cowan JT, Pathak V, Moukha-Chafiq O, Smith VJ, Rodzinak KJ, Ahmad F, Zhang S, Bonin KM, Streblow AD, Streblow CE, Kreklywich CN, Morrison C, Sarkar S, Moorman N, … Read more

Dr. Patrick Sullivan Awarded New R01 from NIMH

April 16, 2021

Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP (Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Psychiatry) has been awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) as part of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) titled “Discovery and Impact”.

Dr. Terry Magnuson Reappointed Vice Chancellor for Research

April 15, 2021

Following the completion of administrative review, Dr. Terry Magnuson (Kay M. & Van L. Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Genetics) has been reappointed as Vice Chancellor for Research for another five-year term.

Diabetes Drug May Be A New Weapon Against HIV

April 1, 2021

Research from the UNC School of Medicine lab of Jenny Ting, PhD, shows that the widely used drug metformin reduces metabolism of infected T cells to suppress HIV replication.