Student & Postdoc News

Megan Agajanian and Juania Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Megan Agajanian and Juania Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Pharmacology graduate students Megan Agajanian, in the lab of Ben Major, PhD, and Juanita Limas, in the lab of Jean Cook, PhD, who will receive up to $150,000 each to support their biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017!

Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017!

Special congratulations to Hechen Bao who was both co-first author on the paper and cover designer!

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Song Lab Cover Art Chosen by Stem Cell Report for March 2018 Issue

Song Lab Cover Art Chosen by Stem Cell Report for March 2018 Issue

The cover art, designed by Hechen Bao (Postdoc, Song lab), Mengting Dai (Lab Technician, Song Lab), and Andrew Crowther (Graduate Student, Song lab), accompanied a paper that Andrew and Szu-Aun Lim (Song Lab alumni) are co-first authors on.

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María Torruella Suárez awarded F31 NRSA

María Torruella Suárez awarded F31 NRSA

Congratulations to Maria Torruella Suarez, a postdoc in Zoe McElligott's lab, on being awarded an F31 NRSA fellowship!

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Carowinds Celebration After Qualifying Exams!

Our 2nd-yr graduate students celebrate at Carowinds after completing their qualifying exams!

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New PHCO Grad Students Welcomed!

Pharmacology welcomes our new graduate student class for 2018!

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2018 Carolina Summer Fellowship Program Students Arrive!

Nine new Carolina Summer Fellowship (CSF) students arrive at Pharmacology for the 2018 summer program.

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CSF Students Give Research Presentations

CSF Students Give Research Presentations

Our 2017 Carolina Summer Fellowship students gave their research presentations today as they end the program. Congratulations to all!

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Jordan Walter Successfully Defends His PhD!

Jordan Walter Successfully Defends His PhD!

Congratulations to Jordan Walter, graduate student in the Crews Lab, for successfully defending His PhD Thesis!

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Devon Blake Awarded  NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

Devon Blake Awarded NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

Disrupted signaling pathways that lead to aberrant cell movement are a hallmark of invasive and metastatic cancers. The small GTPase RhoA has a well-established role in normal cell biology, but the consequences of cancer-associated RhoA mutations are unknown. Devon will extensively characterize the effect of these mutations on the properties of RhoA in order to better understand how mutations in RhoA contribute to cancer

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James Shellhammer Successfully Defends his PhD!

James Shellhammer Successfully Defends his PhD!

Congratulations to James Shellhammer who successfully defended his thesis March 27, 2017!

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Peyton Bohnsack Successfully Defends His PhD!

Peyton Bohnsack Successfully Defends His PhD!

Congratulations to Peyton Bohnsack, who successfully defend his PhD March 23, 2017!

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The Itch Receptor - Kate Lansu leads research on opioid-induced itching

The Itch Receptor - Kate Lansu leads research on opioid-induced itching

Researchers in the department of Pharmacology link orphan receptor MRGRPX2 to opioid-induced itching and create a tool to study the receptor more precisely.

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