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Li Qian, Ph.D. Receives The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNCCH) 2022 Faculty Award For Excellence In Doctoral Mentoring

June 13, 2022

Congratulations to Li Qian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, for recently receiving The Graduate School at UNCCH’s 2022 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. Dr. Qian was presented with this award by Suzanne Barbour, Dean of The Graduate School, at the doctoral hooding ceremony on May 7, 2022. This annual … Continued

Graduate Student, Uriel Luccene Jean-Baptiste, Successfully Passed Qualifying Doctoral Oral Exam

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to Uriel Luccene Jean-Baptiste, a graduate student, who received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry from the Florida State University, currently in Dr. Neher’s Lab, for successfully passing qualifying doctoral oral exam.   Under the mentorship of Saskia Neher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Uriel is studying the mechanisms and kinetics … Continued

Graduate Student And Integrative Vascular Biology (IVB) Trainee, Elizabeth Doherty, Receives F31 Individual Fellowship Award From The National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute (NHLBI)

May 3, 2022

Congratulations to Elizabeth Doherty, a graduate student and IVB trainee in the Polacheck Lab, for recently receiving an F31 individual fellowship award from NIH’s NHLBI.     The fellowship provides stipend support to develop cell and tissue biomechanical methods to better understand and treat vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Elizabeth’s project is titled, “Defining the role of extracellular … Continued

NCSU/UNCCH Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student, Sandra Stangeland-Molo, Receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) From The National Institutes Of Health’s (NIH) Research Training and Career Development

May 3, 2022

Congratulations to Sandra Stangeland-Molo, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering (BME), NCSU/UNC, who received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, currently in Dr. Cole’s Lab, for recently receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA individual predoctoral fellowship (Parent F31) from NIH’s Research Training and Career Development. The fellowship is sponsored by Jacqueline … Continued

The Conlon Lab Publishes In The Journal Genes & Development

May 3, 2022

Congratulations to the Lab of Frank L. Conlon, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Genetics, for publishing paper, titled “CHD4 is recruited by GATA4 and NKX2-5 to repress non-cardiac gene programs in the developing heart”, in the journal Genes & Development. The work from Dr. Conlon’s Lab team was co-first authored by past research assistant, Zachary … Continued

Graduate Research Assistant, Benjamin Keepers, Prepares To Defend Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis

March 22, 2022

Congratulations to Benjamin Keepers, a graduate research assistant, who received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University, currently in Dr. Qian’s Lab, for preparing to defend Ph.D. thesis. Ben’s Ph.D. Defense, titled ““A Change of Heart: Novel Approaches to Direct Cardiac Reprogramming”, is scheduled for April 18, 2022, in … Continued

Robert Wirka, M.D. Publishes In The Journal Circulation

February 8, 2022

Congratulations to Robert Wirka, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Physiology, Division of Cardiology, for publishing a paper, titled “ZEB2 Shapes the Epigenetic Landscape of Atherosclerosis”, in the journal Circulation. This co-first author paper was based off of some of the work Dr. Wirka did as a post-doc during his Cardiology Fellowship … Continued