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Biologist Receives NIH R01 Grant, Holding Promise For Cancer Research

Shan Yan, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNC Charlotte, has received a $1.7 million R01 research grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Findings are expected to offer insight into how cancers develop and to open avenues to new therapeutic strategies, especially with pancreatic cancers. Yan’s lab researches DNA damage that... Biologist Receives NIH R01 Grant, Holding Promise For Cancer Research Read more >>

UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Collaborate to Increase Life Sciences Graduates with NSF Support

Academically talented, economically disadvantaged students who want to study biological sciences can find life-changing opportunities through a new regional partnership among UNC Charlotte, Gaston College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. This innovative initiative is the result of $4.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering... UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Collaborate to Increase Life Sciences Graduates with NSF Support Read more >>

Cancer Researcher Pinku Mukherjee Receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Award

Irwin Belk Endowed Professor for Cancer Research Pinku Mukherjee is the 2018 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal, UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious faculty award in recognition of excellence in research. She was honored formally at an awards ceremony Wednesday, April 11, at the Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen. Since 1987, the University annually, with the support from First... Cancer Researcher Pinku Mukherjee Receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Award Read more >>

Graduate School Dean Underwrites New Research Award

By: Brian White  The Graduate School is accepting applications for its newest graduate research grant, the Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Student Research Fellowship. This unique award is named for the dean of the UNC Charlotte Graduate School. “Many fellowships available to graduate researchers carry restrictions that often fall short of meeting all of the student’s needs,” Dean Tom Reynolds... Graduate School Dean Underwrites New Research Award Read more >>

Helping Hand: Student Club Uses 3D Printers To Change Lives

The UNC Charlotte students clustered around young Landon Boyer in the Woodward Hall classroom, just a few steps from the CCI Makerspace lab where they had coalesced as a team over the past semester. Boyer flexed his elbow and curled the fingers of his new red and blue prosthetic hand around a bottle of tea. The students greeted the sight with cheers, tears and fist bumps with Boyer, before taking... Helping Hand: Student Club Uses 3D Printers To Change Lives Read more >>