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Michael I. Love, Dr. rer. nat., Appointed Assistant Professor in Department of Biostatistics with Joint Appointment in Department of Genetics

September 22, 2016

The research in his lab is focused on statistical and computational methods for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing assays to facilitate biomedical and biological research. Dr. Love has a primary appointment in Biostatistics and a joint appointment in Genetics. After receiving his M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University in 2010 … Continued

Whitmire and Lemon labs published in Science

September 19, 2016

Jason Whitmire, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and Stanley Lemon, MD, Professor in the Department of Medicine, were senior authors on a paper titled “MAVS-dependent host species range and pathogenicity of human hepatitis A virus” published in the journal Science. The paper, published in the 15 SEP … Continued

Perou and collaborators published in Disease Models and Mechanisms

September 15, 2016

Charles Perou, PhD, Professor of Genetics and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology was corresponding author of a study that focused on finding possible drug targets in triple-negative breast cancers. The paper, titled “Genomic Profiling of Murine Mammary Tumors Identifies Potential Personalized … Continued

Sethupathy laboratory published in Journal of Biological Chemistry

September 15, 2016

Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, was corresponding author of a study that investigated the role of microRNAs in the mediation of intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) homeostasis. The paper titled “miR-30 Family Controls Proliferation and Differentiation of Intestinal Epithelial Cell Models by Directing a Broad … Continued

Terry Furey and Shehzad Sheikh awarded R01 grant from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for project titled “Integrative Genetic and Genomic Analyses in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”

Furey and Sheikh August 29, 2016

This project will focus on identifying genetic, regulatory activity, and gene expression changes that significantly contribute to IBD at molecular and clinical levels. Terry Furey, PhD, Associate Professor of Genetics and Biology and Shehzad Sheikh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics and Member of the Multidisciplinary Center for … Continued

Jason Stein awarded grant from National Science Foundation for project titled “A unified computational framework for analysis, storage, and visualization of 3D brain microscopy data”

August 24, 2016

This study will focus on development of a computational framework for storing, sharing and analyzing three-dimensional micron resolution images in fluorescently-labeled brain samples, with a specific focus on brain structure deficits in an autism mouse model. Jason Stein, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics with a joint appointment in the UNC … Continued

Lisa M. Tarantino, Ph.D. Appointed Associate Professor in Department of Genetics

August 11, 2016

The research in Dr. Tarantino’s laboratory is focused on identification and characterization of genes that influence behavior. In particular, they study mouse models of addiction, anxiety, stress and depression-like behaviors. Dr. Tarantino will have a primary appointment in Genetics, secondary appointment in Psychiatry and a joint appointment in the School … Continued

Sethupathy publishes invited review in Current Diabetes Reports

August 2, 2016

The article reviews progress in the microRNA field over the past decade, and details findings in pre-clinical studies that have demonstrated that pharmacologic manipulation of microRNAs, mostly in the liver, can modulate metabolic phenotypes and even reverse the course of insulin resistance and diabetes. Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, Assistant Professor in … Continued

Department of Genetics Researchers Recognized

July 26, 2016

Karen Mohlke, Chuck Perou, Pat Sullivan and Jenny Ting have been named to the list of 2015 Highly Cited Researchers. Karen Mohlke, Chuck Perou, Pat Sullivan and Jenny Ting have been named to the list of 2015 Highly Cited Researchers. The 3000 researchers highlighted in 2015 represent the top one … Continued

Berg published in Clinical Cancer Research

July 26, 2016

Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics, was corresponding author of a study that investigated the frequency of pathogenic germline variants in hereditary cancer susceptibility genes in cancer patients undergoing tumor-germline sequencing. ~From the UNC LIneberger … Continued

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