Drs. Terry Magnuson and Shawn Ahmed awarded equipment supplements from NIGMS
Dr. Jason Whitmire awarded DoD Investigator-Initiated Research Award September 9, 2021
Jason Whitmire, PhD (Professor, Department of Genetics, Department of Microbiology & Immunology), was awarded a Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award by the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity of the Department of Defense (DoD).
Brea Hampton awarded a F99/K00 transition award from NIA September 8, 2021
Ms. Brea Hampton, a GMB curriculum student and member of the Department of Genetics, has been awarded an F99/K00 transition award from the National Institute of Aging (NIA).
Department of Genetics Publications August 22nd – September 4th 2021 September 7, 2021
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 9 papers during August 22nd – September 4th 2021. SnapHiC: a computational pipeline to identify chromatin loops from single-cell Hi-C data. Yu M, Abnousi A, Zhang Y, Li G, Lee L, Chen Z, Fang R, Lagler TM, Yang Y, Wen … Continued
Crowley awarded collaborative U01 from NIMH for trans-ancestry genomic analysis of OCD August 31, 2021
Jim Crowley, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, was awarded a new U01 titled “Trans-ancestry genomic analysis of obsessive-compulsive disorder” from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Karl Shpargel, PhD Awarded New R01 from NIDCR August 25, 2021
Dr. Karl Shpargel (Assistant Professor, Genetics) has been awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) for his project titled “Enhancer activation mechanisms in cranial neural crest osteoblast differentiation”.
Keriayn Smith, PhD and Jeremy Wang, PhD Receive COVID-19 Supplemental Funding from UNC School of Medicine Office of Research August 25, 2021
Drs. Keriayn Smith (Assistant Professor, Genetics) and Jeremy Wang (Assistant Professor, Genetics) were each awarded $10K grants from the UNC SOM Office of Research as part of the COVID-19 Supplemental Funding program.
Department of Genetics Publications August 8th – 21st, 2021 August 23, 2021
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 18 papers during August 8th – 21st, 2021.
Greg Smith, PhD Appointed Assistant Professor August 19, 2021
Dr. Greg Smith was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, effective August 12, 2021.
Stein Lab Publishes in American Journal of Human Genetics August 19, 2021
The laboratory of Dr. Jason Stein (Assistant Professor, Genetics and Neuroscience Center) published a paper titled “Brain-trait-associated variants impact cell-type specific gene regulation during neurogenesis” in the American Journal of Human Genetics (19 Aug 2021 issue).