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MCBP Faculty Nicholas Brown awarded Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship

July 17, 2024

The School of Medicine Dean’s Office Research awarded Pharmacology’s Nicholas Brown, PhD the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine which are given to talented junior faculty across all disciplines in the School of Medicine.

Congratulations to our new PhD, Amelia McCue!

June 25, 2024

Amelia McCue successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Engineering Tumor-Selective T Cell Engager Prodrugs for Cancer Immunotherapy” on Thursday, May 23, 2024, under the guidance of Dr. Brian Kuhlman.

Thanh Thanh Nguyen Phan earned her Ph.D!

May 6, 2024

Thanh Thanh Nguyen Phan successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Design, characterization and immunogenicity of soluble Envelope proteins from Dengue viruses as subunit vaccines” on March 29, 2024, in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics under the direction of Dr. Brian Kuhlman.

Xavier Bonner earns his Ph.D!

May 6, 2024

Xavier Bonner under the direction of Dr. Ronald Swanstrom successfully defended his dissertation “Determining Genotypic and Phenotypic Factors Influencing Macrophage Tropism in the HIV-1 Envelope Protein” on March 15, 2024 and received his PhD!

Lauren Hutchinson receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 27, 2024

The prestigious and competitive fellowship program recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

MCBP faculty Abigail Knight receives Sloan Fellowship

March 1, 2024

A total of 126 early-career researchers were awarded the fellowships, given to extraordinary U.S. and Canadian scientists whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of leaders. The new fellows, who were nominated by their peers, are drawn from a diverse range of 53 institutions across seven academic fields.

Hahn Awarded CZI Grant to Monitor, Manipulate Proteins Important in Nervous System Function, Neurological Disease

February 29, 2024

Klaus Hahn, PhD, the Ronald G. Thurman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be co-leading a project titled, “Research Triangle: Revealing the Hidden Topologies of the Human Kinome” with Scott Soderling, PhD, a cell biologist at Duke University and Albert Keung, PhD, a chemical and biomolecular engineer at North Carolina State University.

Legant Lab paper makes the cover of Nature Methods

February 21, 2024

Pharmacology’s Wesley Legant, PhD, and Department of Biomedical Engineering’s, Yu Shi, PhD, latest paper, “Smart Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy for Imaging Rare and Complete Cellular Events” was featured on the cover of Nature Methods.

Darex J. Vera Rodriguez named Venture Catalyst Program Fellow

January 11, 2024

The Venture Catalyst Program (VCP) is a dynamic training ground for those interested to immerse themselves in the world of academic technology transfer and commercialization. This program bridges the gap between academic discoveries and practical business acumen. The initiative facilitates the relationship between UNC-affiliated startups and entrepreneurial fellows, offering unique experiential learning, educational foundation, and ecosystem networking.