Sing Wai Wong is a third-year periodontology resident in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He studies how autophagy — the process by which the body cleans out damaged cells to regenerate new, healthy cells — affects bone loss in the mouth.
Folami Ideraabdullah is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics in the UNC School of Medicine and a researcher at the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. Her research looks at the genetic differences between individuals to determine how the cells in the body respond to changes in diet.
How a dinner conversation inspired David Courson to refocus his research on drug-resistant infections
James Bear uncovers the intricate mechanisms that allow certain cells to move, discoveries with implications for cancer metastasis.
Brian Strahl and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development.
Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar discovers the mechanisms responsible for keeping our internal clocks in sync.
Henrik Dohlman discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the drugs we use to battle diseases.
UNC microbiologists pinpoint a gene that makes RSV one of the deadliest infections a baby can get.