Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Slagle (Frank Conlon’s lab) for being awarded a “Ruth L. Kirchstein NRSA F32 Grant” from the National Health, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. His project is titled: “Tissue-Specific Mechanisms of Eomesodermin-Mediated Transcriptional Regulation”.
Professor Patricia Gensel recently published a research paper in the Journal of Sedimentary Research entitled: “LOWER DEVONIAN COALY SHALES OF NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA: PLANT ACCUMULATIONS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF TERRESTRIAL COLONIZATION”. This paper describes the earliest plant accumulations that can be termed coal. READ MORE >>
Congratulations to Hong Lee (Vicki Bautch’s lab), who was awarded the HHMI-Future Scientist and Clinician Summer Fellowship to do full-time research over the summer in the Bautch lab. Hong will be working on a project characterizing motility defects in tumor endothelial cells under the co-mentorship of a graduate student, Zhixian Yu. The HHMI-FSC program is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and offered through the UNC’s Office of Undergraduate Research for Carolina Covenant scholars interested in biomedical research. READ MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM >>
Abel Valdivia (John Bruno’s lab) has a cover article published in PeerJ, entitled “Re-examining the relationship between invasive lionfish and native grouper in the Caribbean”. “In this study, researchers re-evaluated the potential ecological relationship between the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish and native predators such as groupers in the Caribbean. They concluded that native grouper are not able to control the spread of the lionfish, and that environmental processes and human activity are actually the strongest influencers on lionfish density.” READ MORE >>