Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences
Martin Shelton publishes paper in Journal of Virology
Congratulations to Martin N. Shelton, a fifth-year PhD student, for having his paper, "Secretion Modification Region-derived peptide disrupts HIV-1 Nef’s interaction with mortalin and blocks virus and Nef exosome release," accepted in the Journal of Virology!
Shelton MN, Huang MB, Ali SA, Powell MD, Bond VC. 2012. Secretion Modification Region-derived peptide disrupts HIV-1 Nef’s interaction with mortalin and blocks virus and Nef exosome release. J. Virol. 86:406-419
PMID: 22013042 doi: 10.1128/JVI.05720-11
Nana Wilson wins scholarship to International Genetics Conference
Congratulations to Nana Wilson, a fourth-year PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Stiles in the department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology, for being the recipient of a scholarship to attend the International Genetics Conference, “The Genetics of the Peoples of Africa and the Transatlantic African Diaspora” to take place in Chapel Hill, NC on March 19 and 20, 2012.
Award is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute
Hyacinth Hyacinth receives ASH Abstract Achievement Award
Hyacinth Hyacinth, MBBS, a fellow in the MSM Post-doctoral Training in Genomics and Hemoglobinopathies Program has been selected as a recipient of a $500 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award for his abstract entitled, "Plasma Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor and Platelet Derived Growth Factor Levels Are Elevated in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia and Abnormal Transcranial Doppler and/ or Stroke." This award recognizes his achievement of being a trainee abstract presenter at the 53rd ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, December 10-13, 2011. The abstract was co-authored with fellowship program faculty, Drs. Jonathan Stiles, Thomas Adamkiewicz, Beatrice Gee, and Jacqueline Hibbert, and collaborators at Georgia Health Sciences University and Medical University of South Carolina.
Patrice Capers receives ASH Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award
Patrice L. Capers, an MSCR/PhD student in the department of Microbiology/Biochemistry/Immunology, has been selected as a recipient of a $1,500 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award for her abstract entitled, "What is your Tanner? An analysis of the impact of sickle cell disease phenotype on pubertal development and body mass." This award recognizes her achievement of being a graduate student abstract presenter at the 53rd ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, December 10-13, 2011. The abstract was co-authored with members of her graduate program committee, Drs. Beatrice Gee, Gale Newman, Alexander Quarshie, Hyacinth Hyacinth, Jonathan Stiles and Jacqueline Hibbert, and collaborator Dr. Ifeyinwa Osunkwo at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.