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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>