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Celebrating Black History Month – Xavier Bonner

February 28, 2023

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.

Amrita Nallathambi’s outreach with Shadow a Scientist

January 31, 2023

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

Student Spotlight – Trainee Uriel Jean-Baptiste Featured

January 23, 2023

Uriel Jean-Baptiste, a MCBP trainee and member of the Biochemistry and Biophysics PhD curriculum was featured as the student spotlight this month. Visit BCBP’s news post to learn more about Uriel’s research in the Neher lab.    

Morgan Walker earns her PhD

January 18, 2023

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

Reem Hakeem earns her PhD

November 16, 2022

Congratulations to Reem Hakeem who successfully defender her dissertation titled “A photopolymer-based hydrogel system reveals distinct actomyosin-based mechano-responses in fibroblast durotaxis. Reem is a member of the Bear lab. View the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics new post for details.

Rodney Park earns his PhD

November 16, 2022

Congratulations to Rodney Park for his successful dissertation defense titled “Design and Application of Substrate Recruitment Domains in Enzymes.” Rodney is a member of the Kuhlman lab.

Nathaniel Wesley earns his PhD

September 22, 2022

Nathaniel Wesley successfully defended his thesis on August 17th, 2022, titled, “Characterization of Chromatin Interactions using TR-FRET.” The work was completed under the direction of Robert K. McGinty, MD, PhD. View the Biochemistry and Biophysics department news post for details.

MCBP Annual Bowling Social

August 18, 2022

The incoming cohort of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program students joined 2nd year students and program directors, Brian Kuhlman and Kevin Slep, for a bowling social. This year, the incoming cohort of students are from three departments, including BBSP, chemistry, … Read more