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Kelada recognized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Samir Kelada, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Genetics, was one of six scientists across the nation to receive the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Feb. 19
UNC team develops first-ever disease model of a rare liver cancer
A new study led by Lola Reid, PhD, professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, assistant professor, Genetics, has established the first-ever disease model for fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC), a highly aggressive liver cancer that is increasing in frequency worldwide. Both Reid and Sethupathy are also Lineberger members.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Nov. 5
Derek Chiang Selected a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Derek Chiang, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been named a 2010 Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Chiang is one of 118 recipients of the prestigious award.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 25, 2010
Gene discovered for Native American myopathy
Cynthia Powell, MD, MS, professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, is part of a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Michigan that identified the gene, STAC3, for a severe neurological condition that affects some members of the Native American Lumbee tribe in North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / June 6
Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes
The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 4, 2010
‘Summer project’ lands on cover of Nature Genetics
A good summer project can be a great way for father and son to bond. Google the phrase “father-son summer project” and you’ll find examples of fathers and sons doing things together such as planting a garden, restoring an old truck or building a computer.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Feb. 2
Tarantino, Valdar, and Pardo Manuel de Villena receive five-year R01 from the National Institute for Mental Health
Lisa Tarantino, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, are co-principal investigators, and Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, professor of genetics, is co-investigator on a grant entitled, "Role of maternal diet and allelic imbalance in behavior." The grant will fund estimated costs of $3,092,719 over a five-year period.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / June 13
Key protein aids in DNA repair
UNC scientists and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have shown in multiple contexts that DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 15, 2010
Evans joins Here's to Your Health
This weekend, Dr. Jim Evans joins Here's to Your Health to discuss genetics and ethics. This is the first in a series of programs on medical ethics that will air over the next two months.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - March 4, 2010
UNC and Wake Forest host "The Nexus of Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine" symposium
On Feb. 7, the UNC School of Medicine Gene Therapy Center and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine collaborated to host a joint symposium for the first time. Jude Samulski, PhD, professor of pharmacology and director of the UNC Gene Therapy Center and Anthony Atala, MD, chair of the Department of Urology and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine served as keynote speakers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 14