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Graduate Students Win UNC Charlotte Three-Minute Thesis Contest

Squeezing years of work and thousands of words into a three-minute talk, graduate students Shayan Nazari and Danny Yonto earned first and second place in UNC Charlotte’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. Nazari, who is pursuing her doctoral degree in Biological Sciences and won first place accolades, also earned the People’s Choice Award for her talk on “Breast Density: The Double-Edged... Graduate Students Win UNC Charlotte Three-Minute Thesis Contest Read more >>

Study Characterizes Key Molecular Tool in DNA Repair Enzymes

New research by UNC Charlotte scholar Shan Yan and colleagues has revealed the function of a widely shared enzyme component, the Zf-GRF domain, as a critical molecular tool necessary for manipulating DNA during repair processes. A living organism’s DNA needs constant maintenance. Every cell is in a state of fierce siege, as plentiful reactive oxygen compounds and ions constantly assault and... Study Characterizes Key Molecular Tool in DNA Repair Enzymes Read more >>

Researcher Uncovers Clues to Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disorders

Frogs and their tiny eggs are helping a UNC Charlotte researcher unlock the mysteries of genomic instability, with implications for cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Biological sciences assistant professor Shan Yan researches DNA damage that human cells sustain from thousands of internal and environmental assaults each day. Researchers know that... Researcher Uncovers Clues to Cancer, Neurodegenerative Disorders Read more >>

Dr. Mukherjee Receives National Award for Making a Difference in STEM Fields

UNC Charlotte distinguished cancer researcher Pinku Mukherjee has received a 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Women in STEM Award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Mukherjee will be... Dr. Mukherjee Receives National Award for Making a Difference in STEM Fields Read more >>

Arbor 49er Project “Speaks for the Trees” on Campus

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I am asking you at the top of my lungs.” Many of us recognize this quote from Dr. Suess’ book The Lorax from when we were young, but as we grow up we often forget to notice the trees. One exception may be during the fall when the leaves begin to change colors. After all, the fall foliage in the mountains of North Carolina is well known... Arbor 49er Project “Speaks for the Trees” on Campus Read more >>