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The 2022-2023 Helen Lyng White Fellows Award Recipients

October 27, 2022

The Helen Lyng White Selection Committee awarded this prestigious award to three postdoctoral researchers that show great potential in becoming scientific leaders at UNC and beyond. Let us congratulate the three recipients of the Helen Lyng White Fellowship and look forward to the changes they will provide through their research studies. Scott Albert Dr. Albert’s … Continued

Hyejung Won Recipient of the 2022-2023 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine

October 7, 2022

We are extremely excited to announce the recipients of the 2022-2023 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine and the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award! Ross Boyce, MD, MSc (Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases), and Hyejung Won, PhD (Department of Genetics, Neuroscience Center) received the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships, and Colin … Continued

Eva Anton, PhD Receives NIH High Risk-High Reward Grant

October 7, 2022

Eva Anton, PhD, professor of cell biology and physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, received an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to study the underpinnings of brain malformations and neurodevelopmental disorders. Full article found here.

The 2022 UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 6th at The Carolina Club.

September 27, 2022

The Andrew S. Rachlin UNC Neuroscience Symposium will be held on October 6, 2022 at the Carolina Club. Featuring presentations from the following external speakers:  Dr. Catherine Bushnell, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) President-Elect, Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Help at the NIH, Professor Emerita at McGill … Continued

Sarah Cohen, PhD, and Mohanish Deshmukh, PhD Featured for Innovative Microscopy Work

August 18, 2022

Sarah Cohen, PhD, and Mohanish Deshmukh, PhD, researchers in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and the UNC Neuroscience Center, were featured scientists in a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative article on an innovative new resource helping scientists probe the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases.  Full article found here.

Maria Ortiz Named HHMI Fellow

July 28, 2022

Congratulations to Maria Ortiz who has been named an HHMI Fellow!!  Fifty-one graduate students and their advisers are joining the thriving community supported by the HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study. Full article found here.

Scientists Reveal Genetic Architecture Underlying Alcohol, Cigarette Abuse

July 19, 2022

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Hyejung Won, PhD, used a new kind of computational tool to parse the complicated genetics that put some people at higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, and likely other substances of abuse. Full article can be found on the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine … Continued

Adam Hantman Named Yang Scholar

July 8, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Adam Hantman was selected as a 2021-2022 Yang Family Biomedical Scholar! Please see the full story in the link in Vital Signs Congratulations to Adam and his research team on this award.  We are so glad to have you back at UNC as part of our Neuroscience community.