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With $8-million Grant, Researchers Aim to Better Understand Disease Mechanisms of Schizophrenia

SullivanLiLoveGiustiRodriguez May 10, 2021

Researchers from the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, UNC’s Department of Genetics, and Yale University have teamed up to narrow down areas of the genome previously marked relevant to schizophrenia risk.



Hyejung Won, PhD Awarded NC TraCS Pilot Grant

Hyejung Won, PhD 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”. 



Department of Genetics Publications for April 18 – May 1, 2021

UNC Department of Genetics Logo May 2, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published thirteen papers during April 18 – May 1, 2021.



Drs. Hoadley and Troester Awarded New R01 from NCI

Katherine Hoadley 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

UNC Department of Genetics Logo 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 … Continued



Dr. Patrick Sullivan Awarded New R01 from NIMH

Patrick Sullivan 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

Terry Magnuson, PhD 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.



Drs. Mohlke and Gregory Elected to SOM Standing Committees

Mohlke_Gregory April 9, 2021

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the School of Medicine Nominating Committee announced the results of the 2021 Standing Committees election.



New resource on Genetics Department Faculty website for NIH Concept Clearances

NIH April 8, 2021

The Advisory Councils for each of the Institute/Councils (ICs) of NIH meet three times a year- January/February, May/June and September/October.



Department of Genetics Publications for March 21-April 3, 2021

UNC Department of Genetics Logo April 5, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published fifteen papers during March 21-April 3, 2021.



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