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UNC BIOLOGY STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO PHI BETA KAPPA

Congratulations to these UNC-CH students, enrolled as Biology majors or minors, for their induction into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. At the induction ceremony, new members received certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization’s symbol. Cathy Jeanette Anderson, Connor Moss Belson, Caitlin Bissette Biddell, Zachary Tyler Blom, Joseph Benjamin Bridgers, Anna Katherine Cook, Megan Seema Gurjar, Blake Marie Hauser, Catherine Peach Haviland, Stephanie Mae Hess, Taylor Anne Johannigman, Katherine Elizabeth Jordan, Olivia Karas, Andrew B. Koo, Sonya Roosa Kowalczyk, Ethan Jeremy Ledbetter, Elizabeth Helen Long, Samuel Jackson Resnick, Alexander Dean Sherry, Elizabeth Emily Straub, Hannah Emily Webber, Brendan Matthew Wesp, Julia Danielle Elizabeth Whitley, and Jaclyn Wu. READ MORE >>


BAUTCH’S LAB PUBLISHES IN “DEVELOPMENT”

Former Biology graduate student John Pelton (Bautch Lab) has published a paper in Development entitled “Multiple Endothelial Cells Constitute the Tip of Developing Blood Vessels and Polarize to Promote Lumen Formation “. The article is featured in a Preview entitled “Two Top Tips for Angiogenesis”. This work challenges the current paradigm that blood vessels have a single cell at the sprouting tip as networks form. Former GMB grad student Catherine Wright (Bautch Lab), Michael Leitges (Biotechnology Center Norway), and Victoria Bautch also contributed to the work. READ MORE >>


PAT PUKKILA WAS AN INVITED SPEAKER AT THE EMBO CONFERENCE

Dr. Pat Pukkila was an invited speaker at the October EMBO conference in Heidelberg Germany on Experimental Approaches to Evolution.  She presented conclusions regarding epigenetic modifications of gene duplications, including a novel pattern of hypomethylation across core centromere regions in Coprinus cinereus.  The work (including contributions from Dr. Ginnie Hench and Dr. Sylvia Frazier-Bowers at UNC-CH and from Dr. Anjana Rao and her collaborators at LIAI) will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  READ MORE >>


FACULTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two faculty positions: an Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics and a Lecturer to teach courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology. READ MORE >>


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