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JOSEPH MCGIRR’S PAPER APPEARS IN “EVOLUTION LETTERS”

Congratulations to Joseph McGirr of the Chris Martin lab whose paper titled “Parallel evolution of gene expression between trophic specialists despite divergent genotypes and morphologies” was recently published in Evolution Letters. Joe discovered a surprising example of convergent adaptation to higher trophic levels in two highly morphologically and ecologically distinct pupfishes. READ MORE >>


ALICIA CHEN RECEIVES THE 2018 HAGADORN AWARD

Congratulations to Alicia Chen, who has been chosen as the “2018 Hagadorn Award” winner. Established in 1983, the Hagadorn Award is given to the top junior Biology major based on academic and research excellence and contributions to the Biology Department. This award was established in honor of Dr Irvine Hagadorn, former Chair of the Department of Zoology at UNC. This award will be presented by Chancellor Folt at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2018.  READ MORE >> 


FRANK CONLON’S LAB PUBLISHES IN “CELL REPORTS”

Congratulations to the Frank Conlon lab for the recent publication of their paper entitled “Initiating Events in Direct Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming” in Cell Reports. Their work conducted in collaboration with the Qian (UNC) and Cristea (Princeton) labs led to the identification and quantification of the protein pathways that initiate the first steps in the direct reprogramming of a fibroblast into a cardiomyocyte.


ROBBIE BURGER WRITES COMMENTARIES FOR PNAS AND NATURE SUSTAINABILITY

Congratulations to Robbie Burger, who recently published two papers on human ecology. His paper titled “Hunter-gatherer populations inform modern ecology” appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). His paper titled “Modelling humanity’s predicament” appears in Nature Sustainability.


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