The Society’s Fellows Committee has named Dr. Gary Pielak a 2024 Fellow of the Biophysical Society for his scholarly and extensive biophysical studies on protein structure and dynamics, both in vitro and inside cells, with a particular emphasis on crowding. The recognition ceremony … Read more
Dr. Odessa Goudy successfully defended her thesis, titled “Computational design of autoinhibitory domains for a protease-activated PD-L1 inhibitor” on Friday, February 17th. As a graduate student, Odessa was an active member of Brian Kuhlman’s lab and a student leader within the Biochemistry and Biophysics department.
Each year, The Graduate School recognizes four doctoral candidates or recent doctoral graduates for creating exceptional dissertations in each of the following fields: biological and life sciences; humanities and fine arts; mathematics, physical sciences and engineering; and social sciences.
2022-23 Award for Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Presented by the Office of Graduate Education Sharon Campbell, PhD As part of the nomination process, letters of support were provided by trainees, alums, and faculty. The Office of Graduate Education compiled … Read more
Xavier Bonner is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine. He attended Morehouse College before coming to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in fall 2018. His research focuses on HIV—specifically, better understanding the genotypic and phenotypic determinants of macrophage tropism—or, how HIV viruses enter different cell types.
On December 9th, Amrita Nallathambi served as a Shadow A Scientist graduate student science ambassador. Amrita is currently a 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and also a trainee in the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics program. … Read more
Morgan Walker defended her dissertation under the guidance of Dr. Matthew Redinbo on January 13, 2023 and received her PhD. Her dissertation is titled “Structure and Function of Diverse Gut Microbial Enzymes.” Morgan received her B.S.Chem in Chemistry from the … Read more