Department of Genetics Publications for July 26 – August 8, 2020

UNC Department of Genetics Logo August 10, 2020

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and staff published nine papers during July 26 – August 8, 2020.



Karl Shpargel, PhD Awarded R56 from NIDCR

Karl Shpargel, PhD August 6, 2020

Dr. Karl Shpargel (Assistant Professor, Genetics) was awarded an R56 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) for his project titled “Enhancer Activation Roles and Mechanisms in Craniofacial Development”.



Department of Genetics Publications for July 12-25, 2020

UNC Department of Genetics Logo July 27, 2020

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published twelve papers during July 12-25, 2020.



Erin Heinzen Cox, PharmD, PhD Awarded R01 from NINDS

Erin Heinzen, PharmD, PhD July 21, 2020

Dr. Erin Heinzen Cox (Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Genetics) received an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for her project titled “Defining Disease Mechanisms in SLC35A2 Epilepsy”. 



Office of Research Releases Revision to Research Guidelines

July 20, 2020

Effective August 1, work windows (shifts) will no longer be required in School of Medicine research labs but 50% occupancy and social distancing must still be observed.



Alexander Rubinsteyn, PhD Receives Career Development Award from AACR

Alex Rubinsteyn, PhD July 16, 2020

Dr. Alexander Rubinsteyn (Assistant Professor, Genetics) was awarded a Novocure Career Development Award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for his project titled “Impact of Tumor Treating Fields on Neoantigen Burden and T Cell Function”. 



Christoph Rau, PhD Awarded R00 from NHLBI

Christoph Rau July 16, 2020

Dr. Christoph Rau (Assistant Professor, Genetics) was awarded an R00 grant from NHLBI for his project titled “Discovery of Novel Epigenetic Regulators of Heart Failure in a Panel of Mice”.



Virginia Miller, PhD Awarded R01 Grant from NIAID

Virginia Miller, PhD July 16, 2020

Dr. Virginia Miller (Professor, Dept. of Genetics and Microbiology & Immunology) has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) for her project titled “Understanding hypermucoviscosity in Klebsiella”.



Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD Awarded Research Service Agreement from Neogen Corporation

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD July 14, 2020

Dr. Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena (Professor and Chair, Genetics) was awarded a Research Service Agreement for the Systems Genetics group to provide exclusive data analysis services for the miniMUGA inbred mouse Background Analysis Report for Neogen.



Hyejung Won, PhD Awarded R21 Grant from NIDA

Hyejung Won July 14, 2020

Dr. Hyejung Won (Assistant Professor, Genetics) was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for her project titled “Using H-MAGMA to decipher neurological bases of smoking and alcohol use traits”.



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