UNC researchers have found that gene switches do more than just flip “on” or “off.” The specific proteins called transcription factors that control which genes are turned off or on actually exhibit much more complex binding behavior. For the first time, “we are able to show the molecular equivalent of a real-time traffic report,” says biologist Jason Lieb.
Patrick Link graduated from UNC in 2007 with a major in dramatic art and a minor in writing for the screen and stage. His new Off-Broadway play, “Headstrong,” is inspired by the ongoing struggles of professional athletes with head-related injuries. (The run of the play has been extended until May 27.)
New alum Sarah Berlenbach ’11 got an exciting opportunity to intern at the White House in January, just after her graduation last December. Until May 4, she will work in the Office of Digital Strategy.
Maria DeGuzman, associate professor of English and comparative literature, and Stephanie Nieves-Rios, a sophomore psychology major, are among the winners of the 2012 University Diversity Awards.
Historian Daniel J. Sherman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been honored with two distinguished prizes for his book, “French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-1975.” The book, published by the University of Chicago Press, was awarded the David H. Pinkney Prize as the best book in French history in 2011 written by a citizen … Continued
Barbara Stenross, senior assistant dean in Academic Advising, was among six recent winners of the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards. The awards are among the most coveted distinctions presented to University faculty and staff. The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980 to recognize “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees. In 1984, he … Continued
Marine sciences doctoral student Ashley Smyth led a series of experiments assessing oysters’ ability to improve ecosystem health in North Carolina. Smyth’s research was recently honored by The Graduate School at UNC with a 2012 North Carolina Impact Award.