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Photos from the M&I Holiday Party!

December 14, 2015

Thanks to our photographer, Virginia Miller, for the pictures you can view at the link below: M&I Holiday Party 2015

A Thanksgiving story about Bruce Cairns

December 4, 2015

M&I Professor Bruce Cairns talks about survival and recovery after his sudden cardiac arrest in September; see the News & Observer article at the link below. A Thanksgiving story about Bruce Cairns

Baric lab: Circulating bat coronaviruses and the risk of SARS re-emergence

November 7, 2015

See the STAT news story about the latest paper from M&I Professor Ralph Baric’s group, just out in Nature Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26552008 SARS-like virus in bats shows potential to infect humans Viruses that are related to SARS and that are found in some species of bats could become a source of future human outbreaks, according to … Continued

Blossom Damania on TWiV

November 5, 2015

Vincent Racaniello features M&I Professor Blossom Damania on his latest podcast, This Week in Virology. Listen to the interview at the link below. TWiV 359: A Blossom by any other name  

Yisong Wan and Maureen Su selected as Yang Biomedical Scholars

November 5, 2015

Congratulations to M&I faculty members Yisong Wan and Maureen Su, who are inaugural recipients of the Yang Family Biomedical Scholars Award. These annual awards were established by Mr. Yuanqing Yang, the CEO of Lenovo, to recognize some of the most promising recently tenured faculty at UNC’s School of Medicine. Yisong and Maureen will have the … Continued

Aziz Sancar: Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

October 15, 2015

Congratulations to our UNC colleague Aziz Sancar, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who has just been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.” See http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2015/

Margolis lab: Immunotherapy and HIV infection

October 15, 2015

A bi-specific antibody molecule is the basis for a new strategy to kill HIV-infected cells, as described in a Journal of Clinical Investigation article from M&I Professor David Margolis and colleagues. See the story at the link below. DART Protein Shows Potential as Shock-and-Kill Strategy Against HIV – Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases

Welcome, new PhD students!

September 2, 2015

We’ve welcomed 79 new graduate students in UNC’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP). They will spend most of this academic year doing research rotations and taking classes as they decide which lab and Department to join for their dissertation research and predoctoral training. Read comments from some of those students – including four who … Continued

Clinical spotlight on M&I faculty

September 1, 2015

• Jon Serody has been named to the 2015 Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors list: https://unclineberger.org/news/newsweek-top-docs • Bruce Cairns discusses how a Duke Endowment grant will help fund a telemedicine network to connect hospital emergency departments to the NC Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2015/july/telemedicine-network-links-uncs-jaycee-burn-center-with-affiliate-hospitals • Dave Margolis is interviewed on “The State of Things” … Continued