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  • Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan win 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

    The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to Lily Jan, PhD, and Yuh-Nung Jan, PhD, both at UC San Francisco, for the “discovery and functional characterization of potassium channels.” The husband-and-wife team will visit Chapel Hill March 26, 2020 to receive the prize – a $20,000 award – and give … Continued

  • On The Frontlines Of Autism Research: North Carolina Professors Study Early Detection, Treatment

    Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they can detect autism spectrum disorder before it manifests in some young children, and they’re even developing treatments for some of the conditions that go hand-in-hand with autism. Professors Mark Zylka and Joe Piven work among more than two dozen scientists at UNC focused … Continued

  • UNC NeuroSpark Research Award Winners Celebrated

    Four research teams at the UNC School of Medicine won $25,000 pilot grants with the goal of increasing collaborations throughout the neurosciences, as part of a UNC NeuroSpark event. For the full article in UNC Vital Signs, please click here. 

  • Scientists Show How Tiny, Mutated Neuron Antennae Impair Brain Connectivity

    UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Eva Anton, PhD, found that defective primary cilia can modulate connectivity between neurons during brain development and cause rare neurodevelopmental conditions called Joubert-syndrome related disorders. See the full story in the UNC SOM Newsroom here.

  • Greg Scherrer, PhD, named one of four 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

    UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This is the fourth annual class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars, … Continued