Leading immune system discovery at the molecular level

June 4, 2015

Jenny Ting, PhD, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics, has studied genetic and molecular mechanisms behind immune system development for more than three decades at UNC. Now she’s helping to lead two major federal center grants to further vaccine development and boost our understanding of immune responses to viruses.

A new era for genetic interpretation

May 27, 2015

UNC Lineberger researchers are collaborating through the ClinGen consortium – a program launched to evaluate the clinical relevance of genetic variants – to help physicians make predictions about an individual’s risk of disease, develop more accurate clinical trials and design individualized treatments and care for patients.

UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome

May 1, 2015

The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.

Perou recognized as health care innovator, awarded Triangle Business Journal honor

March 16, 2015

Charles M. Perou, PhD, professor of genetics and pathology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the basic science leader of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Program, has been acknowledged as a health care innovator by the Triangle Business Journal. During an awards ceremony on Thursday, Perou was selected from a pool of candidates as the finalist in the 2015 TBJ Health Care Heroes – Innovator category.