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Department of Genetics Publications for July 11th – July 24th, 2021

UNC Department of Genetics Logo July 24, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 12 papers during July 11th – July 24th, 2021.



Nancy Sey, Graduate Student in Hyejung Won’s Lab, Named HHMI Gilliam Fellow

Nancy Sey July 22, 2021

We are excited to announce that Nancy Sey, who works in Dr. Hyejung Won’s lab and is co-mentored by Dr. Joyce Besheer, was selected as a 2021 HHMI Gilliam Fellow.



Department of Genetics Publications for June 27 – July 10, 2021

UNC Department of Genetics Logo July 12, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 17 papers during June 27 – July 10, 2021.



Adriana Beltran and Human Pluripotent Cell Core contribute to findings published in Nature Genetics

Adriana Beltran Damaris Lorenzo HPCC Nature Genetics July 2, 2021

A research team led by Dr. Damaris Lorenzo, Assistant Professor in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and member of the Neuroscience Center, discovered a new neurodevelopmental syndrome that is caused by pathogenic variants in the SPTBN1 gene which encodes neuronal βII-spectrin.



Adriana Beltran, PhD Promoted to Associate Professor

Adriana Beltran July 1, 2021

Dr. Adriana Beltran has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, effective July 1, 2021.



Jason Whitmire, PhD Promoted to Full Professor

Jason Whitmire July 1, 2021

Dr. Jason Whitmire has been promoted to Full Professor, effective July 1, 2021.



Lisa Tarantino, PhD Promoted to Full Professor

Lisa Tarantino July 1, 2021

Dr. Lisa Tarantino has been promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Genetics, effective July 1, 2021.



Department of Genetics Publications for June 13-26, 2021

UNC Department of Genetics Logo June 28, 2021

Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published twenty one papers during June 13-26, 2021.



Ting Earns 2021 ICIS-Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research

Jenny Ting June 24, 2021

Jenny Ting, PhD, has been chosen as the 2021 ICIS-Pfizer Award winner in recognition of her outstanding discoveries in the fields of immunology, molecular biology, genomics, and microbiology, and especially for her observations regarding the control of immunity which impact a wide variety of diseases.



BCB Predoctoral Training Program Grant Funded by NIGMS

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology June 23, 2021

The T32 Predoctoral Training Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) grant has been renewed for five years by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.



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