The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the following faculty positions: A tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ecology, and a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Molecular Neurobiology. READ MORE >>
EEOB graduate student Julia Samson (Laura Miller’s lab) received a Travelling Fellowship from “The Company of Biologists” to fund collaborative fieldwork in Israel. The team, composed of professors and students from UNC, UC Merced, Tel Aviv University, and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, spent ten days collecting data on the effects of water flows on the pulsing behavioral of soft corals. This collaborative project was a great success and subsequent field expeditions are being planned.
Congratulations to Amanda Solem (Post-Doc, Alain Laederach’s Lab) who is first author on a ‘News and Views’ story in Nature Chemical Biology titled: “RNA folding: A clear path to RNA catalysis.” In this paper she discusses a new high-resolution crystal structure of the subdomain from a catalytically active group II intron that reveals important conformational rearrangements necessary to achieve the fully formed catalyst. READ MORE >>
Congratulations to Alka Das (Kevin Slep’s lab), who along with Dan Dickinson, Bob Goldstein and a former UNC undergraduate student, Cameron Wood (who conducted his honors project with Alka) recently published a paper in the November 15th issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell. The paper is titled: “Crescerin uses a TOG domain array to regulate microtubules in the primary cilium”. READ MORE >>