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Drs. Terry Magnuson and Shawn Ahmed awarded equipment supplements from NIGMS

Terry Magnuson and Shawn Ahmed September 9, 2021

Drs. Terry Magnuson and Shawn Ahmed awarded equipment supplements from NIGMS



Dr. Jason Whitmire awarded DoD Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Jason Whitmire 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

Brea Hampton 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

UNC Department of Genetics Logo 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

James Crowley 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

Karl Shpargel, PhD 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

Keriayn Smith and Jeremy Wang 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

UNC Department of Genetics Logo 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

Gregory Smith 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

Jason Stein and Nil Aygun 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).



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