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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 department.       Matthew Hvasta, Biophysics “A conserved set of mutations for stabilizing soluble E protein dimers from Dengue and Zika viruses” Lab: Brian Kuhlman                   … Continued

Nick Randolph

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

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.  

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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 games!

Cathy Anderson

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 at Chapel Hill in 2016. During this time, she began her scientific research career in the lab of Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan, where she worked on the development of novel organophosphate protein bioscavengers and investigated the … Continued


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 MCBP program. Uriel works in the Neher lab.

Odessa Goudy

Odessa Goudy named Rosetta Commons Outreach Fellow

November 15, 2021

Congratulations Odessa! UNC Biochemistry and Biophysics news post full article Excerpt: “This month we are excited to announce that Odessa Goudy, a graduate student in Brian Kuhlman’s lab, recently received a Rosetta Commons Outreach Fellowship! As a Rosetta Commons Fellow, Odessa attended the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference and the virtual 2021 11th Annual oSTEM Conference11th Annual oSTEM Conference. She participated in the virtual booth and poster sessions to help Rosetta Commons attract talented young scientists … Continued

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Maple View Farm Social

October 20, 2021

Thanks to our student leaders, Derek and Max, for planning a fall ice cream social at Maple View Farm! News post on BCBP website

Rebecca Berlow

Welcome Rebecca Berlow to UNC

August 27, 2021

Rebecca Berlow will be joining the MCBP training program as a faculty member beginning in January 2022. Rebecca has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. View the BCBP news post for details. Welcome, Rebecca to the UNC Molecular and Cellular Biophysics community!   LinkedIn post