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GIDI SHEMER RECEIVES A UNC 2016 TANNER TEACHING AWARD

Congratulations to Biology Lecturer and Advisor Gidi Shemer, who was honored with a 2016 UNC-CH Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. UNC created the Tanner Awards with a bequest from the Tanner family in 1952 to recognize excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first-year and second-year students. READ MORE >>


KAYLA PECK RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD

Congratulations to Biology Graduate Student Kayla Peck (Christina Burch’s lab) who was selected to receive the “2016 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Biological & Life Sciences”. The award will be presented to Kayla at the Graduate Student Recognition Celebration which will take place on April 14, 2016.


CHRISTOPHER MARTIN’S PAPER APPEARS IN “PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B”

Christopher Martin and colleagues recently published a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B titled: “Diabolical survival in Death Valley: recent pupfish colonization, gene flow, and genetic assimilation in the smallest species range on earth”. The paper was covered by Science, Nature, Discovery News, and the BBC. READ THE PAPER >>


ELIZABETH SHANK RECEIVES AN NIH R01 GRANT

Congratulations to Elizabeth Shank, who was recently awarded her first NIH R01 grant from NIGMS (National Institute of General Medical Sciences) entitled ‘Using Co-culture and Bioinformatics to Discover New Antibiotics’. This grant provides $1,477,875 support over five years for the Shank lab to identify new bioactive molecules using microbial co-culture, imaging mass spectrometry, and genome mining. SHANK LAB WEBSITE >>


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