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Copenhaver Lab published in PNAS!

October 19, 2022

The Copenhaver lab has published a collaborative paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled “DNA polymerase epsilon interacts with SUVH2/9 to repress the expression of genes associated with meiotic DSB hotspot in Arabidopsis” which shows that genes associated with DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) are silenced during meiosis by a subunit of DNA polymerase epsilon (POL2A) acting together with a SET domain protein (SUVH9). This work advances our understanding of how epigenetic mechanisms influence plant reproductive biology. The first author of the paper, Cong Wang, was co-advised by Drs. Copenhaver and Wang, and the second author, Jiyue Wang joined the Copenhaver lab as a postdoctoral associate.

Undergrad Emma Rudy Srebnik featured on CGS’s website!

October 18, 2022

Congratulations to Emma Rudy Srebnik for being featured on the Center for Galapagos Studies’ website for her impressive undergraduate career. To read more about her academic journey and travels from Japan to the Galapagos, check out the article here.

Dr. Nat Prunet wins Nikon imaging award!

October 18, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Nat Prunet for winning 8th place in the 2022 Photomicrography Competition at Nikon! Be sure to check out the image, “Growing tip of a red algae,” here.

Undergrad Madison Milotte featured on UNC’s website!

October 18, 2022

Congratulations to UNC Biology undergraduate student Madison Milotte for being featured on UNC’s website. The article, “UNC junior studies how climate change might disrupt butterfly life cycles,” highlights Milotte’s use of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to complete their research. Read the full article here.

Rebecca Van Hoeck awarded NOAA Fellowship!

October 12, 2022

Rebecca Van Hoeck, a Biology graduate student in Joel Fodrie’s lab, has been awarded the NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. This fellowship supports graduate students with interests in ocean, coastal and Great Lake resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources, and matches them with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government in DC. Congratulations, Becca!

Professor Emeritus Peter White Publishes New Book!

October 12, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Peter White whose new book is just out: The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth’s Forest Ecosystems by Herman Shugart, Peter White, Sassan Saatchi, Jérôme Chave. It’s a textbook that’s also a work of art, filled with information interspersed with remarkable photographs. Congrats, Dr. White!

Hooker Distinguished Professor Mark Peifer Published in PNAS!

October 4, 2022

Congratulations to UNC Biology’s own Hooker Distinguished Professor Mark Peifer for being published in PNAS! The article, entitled “To condense or not to condense: Wnt regulation by centrosome-nucleated biomolecular condensates” can be found here. Congratulations, Professor Peifer!

Keith Sockman’s Lab Featured in Endeavors!

September 30, 2022

“In the San Juan Mountains near Silverton, Colorado, four UNC-Chapel Hill students wake at 5 a.m. to melodic phone alarms and amble out of their dew-soaked tents. They sleepily shimmy into rainproof jackets, pants, and knee-high rubber boots. They heat water for tea and munch on Pop-tarts and energy bars while they wait. With steamy mugs in hand, they clamber into their white van to head to the field site a half-mile down the road.” READ MORE

Eric Hastie Featured in The Chronicle!

September 16, 2022

Eric was featured in the latest Teaching Newsletter, a weekly digital newsletter sent out by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Eric shares is creative take on open office hours! READ MORE!

Wei Shi receives PARE Award!

September 15, 2022

Congratulations to Wei Shi for receiving a 2022 PARE Award! According to the article, “Each year, the Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence (PARE) are given in recognition of the research promise demonstrated by individual postdoctoral scholars. Meet this year’s recipients and learn about their areas of interest. The PARE awards are open to postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines and are designed to assist them in their continued professional development by supporting the recipients in conference travel, purchasing books, lab materials, or engaging in other scholarly activities that directly enhance the individual’s professional growth. Each recipient receives a monetary award of $1,200 along with a plaque.” Be sure to read the full announcement and check out Wei Shi’s profile here!