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Shen Shen PhD (2013 Alum) Update

July 18, 2022

Shen Shen is Senior Director of Gene Therapy Vectorology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA. Her expertise involves gene therapy vector design, therapeutic CRISPR/Cas9 editing design, preclinical pharmacology studies for both viral and non-viral delivery modalities, and molecular engineering of … Read more

Barry Lentz Travel Award recipients

June 21, 2022

Five trainees in the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program received the Barry Lentz Travel Award this spring. The award provides financial support to students who are traveling to a conference to present research.   I-Te Chu in the Pielak lab – … Read more

First annual field day competition

May 23, 2022

Last Friday, May 20, biophysics students planned and participated in a friendly field day competition. Students were grouped by cohort and a biophysics faculty joined each team. Games included centrifuge bottle bowling, serological pipette horseshoe, beaker flip, and a lab … Read more

New Student Talks

May 12, 2022

On May 19th, four Molecular and Cellular Biophysics trainees will give talks on a research project of choice from their first year rotations. The event is hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics to welcome new students to the … Read more

Nick Randolph awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 12, 2022

Nick Randolph was recently awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Nick is a member of Brian Kuhlman’s lab and a student in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology curriculum. Read the Biochemistry and Biophysics department news post for more details.

Jeff Bonin earns his PhD!

May 2, 2022

Jeff Bonin, a student in Dr. Andrew Lee‘s lab, successfully defended his dissertation on April 19, 2022. See the Biochemistry and Biophysics department news post for details about Jeff’s time at UNC and future plans.

Rhese Thompson earns his PhD!

May 2, 2022

Rhese Thompson, advised by Dr. Qi Zhang, successfully defended his dissertation on April 20th. See the Biochemistry and Biophysics department news post for details on Rhese’s time at UNC.  

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 1, 2022

April 4 – April 8 is Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program students are invited to a lunch to celebrate students and everything they contribute to the program and community. Please join us for lunch and lawn … Read more

Cathy Spangler earns her PhD!

February 7, 2022

Cathy Spangler successfully defended her dissertation titled “Exploring the Mechanistic Basis of Nucleosome Interactions” on January 27th, 2022 under the direction of Dr. Robert McGinty. Cathy received a double B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina … Read more

Uriel Jean Baptiste named IMSD Peer Mentor of the Month

February 2, 2022

Congratulations Uriel for being named IMSD’s peer mentor of the month! See UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics post for details.  Uriel is a current 2nd year graduate student in the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and is a member of the … Read more