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AMANDA LOHMANN RECEIVES AN NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Congratulations to Ty Hedrick lab undergraduate student Amanda Lohmann for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Amanda will begin her Ph.D. in Duke University’s Ecology program this fall. READ MORE >>

 


CARALYNN WILCZEWSKI RECEIVES “2017 FUJIFILM VEVO TRAVEL AWARD”

Congratulations to Caralynn Wilczewski (Frank Conlon’s Lab) who received the “2017 FUJIFILM VisualSonics Vevo Travel Award” for her work on imaging and measuring cardiac parameters of wildtype and mutant mouse embryonic hearts in utero.  READ MORE >>


MICHAEL MEERS PUBLISHES PAPER IN “ELIFE”

Congratulations to Michael Meers (Greg Matera’s lab), who in collaboration with Brian Strahl, Bob Duronio, and Dan McKay at UNC, as well as with Karen Adelman’s group formerly at NIEHS, published a paper in eLife entitled “Histone gene replacement reveals a post-transcriptional role for H3K36 in maintaining metazoan transcriptome fidelity.” Meers et al. used a novel histone gene replacement system in Drosophila melanogaster that was developed at UNC to study the direct effects of histone H3 lysine 36 modification upon gene expression at the levels of transcription initiation, co-transcriptional RNA processing, and post-transcriptional mRNA maturation. Their results uncovered a novel mechanism through which H3K36 methylation can facilitate post-transcriptional processing of highly expressed mRNA transcripts. READ MORE >>


PEIFER LAB ALUMNI PUBLISH PAPER IN “THE JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY”

Congratulations to Mark Peifer’s former lab postdoc John Poulton (currently UNC Assistant Research Professor of Medicine) and former undergrad John Cuningham (currently UNC Medical Student) for their paper entitled “Centrosome and spindle assembly checkpoint loss leads to neural apoptosis and reduced brain size” that was published in the Journal of Cell Biology! The paper provides new insights into how different tissues manage the balance between genome stability and apoptosis and some interesting parallels to human microcephaly. READ MORE >>


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