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Jason Stein, PhD Promoted to Associate Professor

January 12, 2022

Dr. Jason Stein has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Genetics, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Stein earned his BA from the Integrated Science Program at Northwestern University and his PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA.  He served as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Dan Geschwind in the Departments of Neurology, … Continued

UNC Neuroscience Center 2021 NeuroSpark Awards

December 15, 2021

We are delighted to announce the 2021 NeuroSpark awardees: “Measuring Brain-wide Responses to Neural Circuit Perturbations During Movement” Adam Hantman, Ian Yen-Yu Shih “Tracking Arousal Responses with a BOP (Biometric Ocular Photometer)” Jose Rodriquez-Romaguera, Nicolas Pegard, Rebecca Grzadzinski, Anthony Zannas “Advancing a Computational Tool to Measure Facial Grimacing Associated with Spontaneous Pain” Morika Williams, Matt … Continued

One-shot gene therapy for Angelman syndrome shows promise in mice

December 1, 2021

One injection of a potential new gene therapy for Angelman syndrome forestalls many of the neurodevelopmental condition’s key traits, according to early tests in mice. “While additional pharmacology and safety studies are needed, our viral vector can potentially provide transformative therapeutic relief with a single dose,” says lead investigator Benjamin Philpot, professor of neuroscience at the University of … Continued

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise as Angelman Syndrome Treatment

October 25, 2021

Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Led by Ben Philpot, PhD, and Matt Judson, PhD, the new therapy was generally well-tolerated and prevented key signs of the condition in animal models.

UNC Researchers Awarded $9.25 Million to Study DNA Variance Related to Disease

September 10, 2021

Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Website. Hyejung Won, PhD, is principal investigator of five-year project, part of the NIH’s $185-million Impact of Genomic Variation on Function consortium. UNC’s Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Michael Love, are co-investigators.

Jason Stein, PhD and Hyejung Won, PhD Awarded U01 Grant from NIMH

August 2, 2021

Full details of the announcement can be found on the UNC School of Medicine Genetics Website. Drs. Jason Stein (Assistant Professor) and Hyejung Won (Assistant Professor) have been awarded an U01 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for their project titled “Discovery and validation of genetic variation impacting the gene regulatory landscape … Continued