Molecular secrets revealed: antipsychotic docked in its receptor

January 29, 2018

Discovery may lead to safer, more targeted drugs. Published in Nature and reported in a NIH news reslease, research from the lab of Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, revealed the first-ever crystal structure of the dopamine 2 receptor bound to an antipsychotic drug – a much-needed discovery in the quest to create effective drugs with … Continued

Why a Fly?

January 25, 2018

The genome of a fruit fly is strikingly similar to that of a human — so much so that scientists have been studying these tiny insects for over 100 years, in search of treatments for diseases like spinal muscular atrophy and neurological disorders. UNC geneticist Bob Duronio is one of those scientists. Read more about … Continued

UNC SOM Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

November 21, 2017

Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named two UNC School of Medicine professors as Fellows. Blossom A. Damania, PhD, is the Boshamer Distinguished Professor of … Continued

VCR Creativity Hubs for Team Science

September 28, 2017

Learn more about this new strategic research opportunity supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Creativity Hubs are evolving virtual research networks that concentrate talent and resources on bold ideas for defined periods of time — free from typical organizational boundaries, with the goal of moving new discoveries and ideas into practice. … Continued

OoR Newletter 2017

September 27, 2017

Read the latest edition of the OoR Newsletter OoR Newsletter 2017

2017 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Grants

September 26, 2017

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS announce labs selected for $50,000 pilot grants to further Alzheimer’s Disease. Three teams received the 2017 SOM funded ECBR grants. This year’s focus was Alzheimer’s Disease. The interdisciplinary teams use a diversity of techniques and approaches to Alzheimer’s pathology and therapy. The 2017 ECBR projects are: Rich … Continued

Summer 2017 TTSA Awards go to 4 Teams

September 26, 2017

New Phase I Translational Team Science Awards (TTSA) funded July 2017 Kristalyn Gallagher, MD (Surgery) and Xian Chen (Biochemistry & Biophysics) are Co-PIs on a project titled Proteogenomic discovery of patient-specific, phenotypic markers for early diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma. Timothy Gershon, MD (Neurology) and Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD (Genetics) are Co-PIs on a project titled … Continued


September 26, 2017

Read about Vice Dean Blossom Damania and other successful women in science at UNC. The Women in Science Wednesday series features a different UNC researcher each week whose focus falls within the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Women in Science Wednesday