Department of Genetics Publications for June 10-24, 2017

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Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published twelve papers during the past two weeks. Genetic loci associated with heart rate variability and their effects on cardiac disease risk. Nolte IM, Munoz ML, Tragante V, Amare AT, Jansen R, Vaez A, von der Heyde B, Avery CL, Bis JC, Dierckx B, … Continued



Yuchao Jiang, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in Department of Biostatistics with Joint Appointment in Department of Genetics

June 23, 2017

Dr. Jiang’s primary research interests lie in statistical modeling, method development and data analysis in genetics and genomics. Dr. Jiang’s primary research interests lie in statistical modeling, method development and data analysis in genetics and genomics. Dr. Jiang has a primary appointment in Biostatistics and a joint appointment in Genetics. … Continued



Daniel Pomp, PhD Elected to Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Board of Directors

Daniel Pomp, PhD June 20, 2017

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) welcomes 21 new directors to Board, including Daniel Pomp, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Genetics. On June 20, 2017, CED, the largest and longest-running entrepreneurial network in the nation, announced its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. These newly-elected directors represent the life science and technology … Continued



President Trump intends to appoint UNC Lineberger’s Norman Sharpless as National Cancer Institute director

June 14, 2017

President Trump announced he intends to appoint UNC Linebarger’s Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless as the National Cancer Institute director. Dr. Sharpless is the Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, and joint Professor in the Department of Genetics. June 10, 2017 CHAPEL … Continued



New models of kidney cancer may drive immunotherapy research

June 14, 2017

UNC Lineberger member and Associate Professor of Genetics, William Y. Kim, MD, and his colleagues report in the journal Nature Communications they have created mouse models of both papillary and clear cell renal cell carcinoma that faithfully mimic the genetic changes seen in tumors of patients with these cancers. June … Continued



Taking stock of the Collaborative Cross

June 14, 2017

Five years ago, the journals Genetics and G3 published a series of papers that reported the first data from the genetic resource population known as the Collaborative Cross. This week, two journals release special issues highlighting the breadth of work this tool has made possible. June 7, 2017 CHAPEL HILL, … Continued



Department of Genetics Publications for May 28 – June 9, 2017

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Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published twenty-nine papers during the past two weeks. Genetic risk scores in the prediction of plasma glucose, impaired insulin secretion, insulin resistance and incident type 2 diabetes in the METSIM study. Stančáková A, Kuulasmaa T, Kuusisto J, Mohlke KL, Collins FS, Boehnke M, Laakso … Continued



Hector L. Franco, PhD, Named a UNC Simmons Scholar

Hector L. Franco, PhD named UNC Simmons Scholar June 5, 2017

Dr. Hector L. Franco, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was selected as a UNC Simmons Scholar. The Simmons Scholars program provides three to five years of salary support, structured mentorship, and career and leadership development opportunities. Dr. Hector L. Franco, … Continued



Paola Giusti, PhD Admitted to 2017 Class of Mentoring Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MINDS)

June 5, 2017

Dr. Paola Giusti, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, will be included in MINDS, a NINDS-supported program that promotes the advancement of underrepresented independent researchers in neuroscience. Dr. Paola Giusti, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, will be included in MINDS, a NINDS-supported program that promotes the advancement of underrepresented … Continued



Department of Genetics Faculty Publications for May 13-27, 2017

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Department of Genetics faculty and collaborators published twenty papers during the second half of May 2017. Prenatal exome sequencing in anomalous fetuses: new opportunities and challenges. Vora NL, Powell B, Brandt A, Strande N, Hardisty E, Gilmore K, Foreman AKM, Wilhelmsen K, Bizon C, Reilly J, Owen P, Powell CM, … Continued



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