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Article by Terry Furey’s group highlighted in Genetics

November 11, 2014

Matt Weiser, a graduate student in Terry’s lab, is first author on the paper, entitled “Novel Distal eQTL Analysis Demonstrates Effect of Population Genetic Architecture on Detecting and Interpreting Associations.” Standard eQTL mapping methods carry significant multiple testing burdens, limiting their ability to detect eQTL distal to the affected gene. The article describes a novel … Continued

Shawn Ahmed and colleagues publish a paper in PNAS demonstrating a novel function of two C. elegans RNA interference proteins

October 27, 2014

Shawn and Eric Miska at the University of Cambridge are senior authors on the paper, and Shawn’s former postdoc, Aisa Sakaguchi, and former graduate student, Matt Simon, as co-first authors with Peter Sarkies from Dr. Miska’s lab. This study establishes a role for small RNAs in promoting transgenerational fertility via an endogenous temperature-sensitive silencing process … Continued

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Genetics Society of America (GSA).

September 22, 2014

Fernando will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2015. See the official announcement on the GSA web site. The GSA is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics, with over 5,000 members. Society members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular … Continued

Dr. Norman Sharpless appointed director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

August 23, 2013

Dr. Sharpless succeeds H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, MD, as center director effective January 1, 2014. William Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, and CEO of University of North Carolina Health Care System, announces the appointment of Norman “Ned” Sharpless, MD, as director of the University of North … Continued

Samir Kelada and Praveen Sethupathy Coauthor New Article in PLoS Pathogens

July 8, 2013

In collaboration with groups at three other institutions, they identified different miRNAs that are critical “regulatory hubs” in the immune response to the parasites Leishmania major and Schistosoma mansoni. Samir and Praveen share first authorship with Isobel Okoye at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. In addition to the London group, other collaborators … Continued

Chuck Perou Receives 2013 Battle Cancer Research Award

June 6, 2013

Chuck has been honored with the 2013 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of his accomplishments in cancer research. The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, N.C., recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize. … Continued