Category: Faculty News
Wesley Legant has one of his scientific images on display in a new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art, “The Art of Science and Innovation,” which showcases the hidden beauty of biomedical research that could help unlock new, life-saving treatments. The free exhibition runs through Jan. 14, 2019, and features stunning images from the labs of UNC School of Medicine scientists.
Klaus Hahn will receive the prestigious Pearse Prize from the Royal Microscopy Society for his pioneering work in the “design of biosensors and optogenetics to visualize and control signalling in living cells.” The prize is given every 4 to 5 years to “a scientist who has made a significant contribution to histochemistry and life sciences, and is still active in their field.” He will give a plenary lecture and receive the award in July in England.
By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Bryan L. Roth discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects or none at all. The findings should accelerate the design of safer and more effective medications for a variety of conditions.