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Department of Genetics Publications for November 20th – December 3rd, 2022

UNC Department of Genetics Logo December 5, 2022

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 12 papers during November 20th – December 3rd, 2022.



Genetics Faculty Awarded New Subcontracts and Service Agreements

Karen Mohlke Bev Koller Katie Hoadley Laura Milko December 1, 2022

Multiple faculty in the Department of Genetics have been awarded new subcontracts from other universities or a new service agreement with a company.



Scientists Link Rare Genetics Phenomenon to Neuron Function, Schizophrenia

Jin Szatkiewicz and Patrick Sullivan December 1, 2022

Led by Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD, UNC School of Medicine researchers and University of Toronto colleagues found that a rare form of a common genetic variant called tandem repeats is strongly associated with the development of schizophrenia.



Dr. Ichiro Misumi Receives UNC Junior Faculty Development Award

Ichiro Misumi December 1, 2022

Ichiro Misumi (Assistant Professor, Genetics) has received the UNC Junior Faculty Development Award from the Committee on Faculty Research and Scholarly Leaves for his project titled “Using single-cell RNA sequencing to explore host immunity to HAV”.



Dr. Bev Koller Awarded New R21 Grant from NIAID

Beverly Koller December 1, 2022

Bev Koller, PhD (Associate Professor, Genetics) has been awarded a new R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) for her project titled “Modeling the contribution of coronavirus cellular tropism to viral pathogenesis”.



Genetics Faculty Named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers List for 2022

Hoadley Perou and Ting November 30, 2022

Clarivate Web of Science released the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List which includes three Genetics faculty members.



Department of Genetics Publications for November 6th – 19th, 2022

UNC Department of Genetics Logo November 20, 2022

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 11 papers during November 6th – 19th, 2022.



Dr. Keriayn Smith Selected as Hypothesis Fund Seed Grant Recipient

Keriayn Smith, PhD November 17, 2022

Keriayn Smith, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Genetics, was selected as one of six inaugural recipients of grants from the Hypothesis Fund to advance early-stage innovative research.



Dr. Mark Heise Receives NC Collaboratory Award for Development of New Anti-Viral Treatment for COVID-19

Mark Heise November 16, 2022

Mark Heise, PhD (Professor, Department of Genetics) was awarded $2M by the NC Collaboratory, a research program funded by an appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly that aims to foster and strengthen partnerships between businesses and academic research groups to transform applied research and innovation into technological solutions for … Continued



Dr. Susana Garcia Recio Receives Marion R. Wright Award for Scientific Excellence

Susana Recio Garcia November 15, 2022

Susana Garcia Recio, PhD (Assistant Professor, Genetics) was recognized by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) as a recipient of the Marion R. Wright Award for Scientific Excellence.



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