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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!

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.

Gary Pielak named 2024 Fellow of the Biophysical Society

September 12, 2023

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

Gage O. Leighton received his PhD!

April 17, 2023

Gage O. Leighton successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled Probing the Importance of MBD2 in the Localization and Formation of the NuRD Complex on April 6th 2023. His thesis work was completed under the direction of Dr. David C. Williams Jr.

Congratulations to our new PhD, Dr. Odessa Goudy!

March 22, 2023

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.