UNC Lineberger announces 2013 Joseph S. Pagano Awards
The Pagano Award was established in 2002 to honor outstanding papers by postdoctoral fellows who are first authors of these papers. Winners are selected through a competitive process and are honored for their authorship of articles in high-impact journals.
The paper authored by Scott Rothbart, PhD, is “Association of UHRF1 with methylated H3K9 directs the maintenance of DNA methylation” published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Dr. Rothbart is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Brian Strahl, PhD. Rothbart’s paper explores how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.
Gidi Shemer, PhD was honored for “Triggering a Cell Shape Change by Exploiting Preexisting Actomyosin Contractions,” published in Science. Dr. Shemer is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Robert Goldstein, PhD.
Angela Wahl, PhD, received the award for “Human Breast Milk and Antiretrovirals Dramatically Reduce Oral HIV-1 Transmission in BLT Humanized Mice” published in PLoS Pathogens. Dr. Wahl is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD.
Members of the Pagano Award selection committee include Bernard Weissman, PhD (Chair); Dale Ramsden, PhD; Ben Major, PhD; Victoria Bautch, PhD; Kevin Weeks, PhD; Cary Moody, PhD; Scott Hammond, PhD; and Nathaniel Moorman, PhD.