Welcome to the Class of 2015-16, our 8th cohort of BBSP students! Most information you will need to navigate the first year can be found on the BBSP Student Resources site (see below). Here you can find some handy quick links to campus resources (see right hand section of this page) and once you are all here, view photos of your classmates.
After orientation you will be able to click here to download a PDF with photos of the members of BBSP Class of 2015-16.
For links to important forms, access to student discussion forums, rotation postings and other important information related to your first year, please visit the BBSP Student Resources Site. You will need to log in using your UNC Onyen and Onyen password to access this site.
Faculty interested in posting a rotation ad on the BBSP student site, please visit the Rotation Opportunities Board. You will need to log in using your UNC Onyen and Onyen password to access this page.
As a BBSP student you will be assigned to a First Year Group (FYG). The FYG is a small, mixed interest groups of students and faculty which serves as your academic and advising home until you matriculate into a PhD program in May.
Fall: Monday Aug 24-Friday Nov 6 (ok to start before Aug 24)
Rotation choice form due August 21
Poster session on Fall rotation: Nov 23-25
Winter: Monday Nov 9-Friday Feb 5
Rotation choice form due Oct 16
Written Report on Winter rotation due: Feb 27
NOTE: Two BBSP breaks during this rotation.
Nov 26-27; Dec 23-Jan 1
These are suggested holidays and represent the total amount of time BBSP expects students will take out of the winter rotation. Exact dates can be negotiated between student and PI.
Spring: Monday Feb 8-Friday Apr 22
Rotation choice form due: Jan 15 (*summer rotation students see below)
End of Year Talk on Spring Rotation: May 16-May 27
Thesis Lab Choice Forms Due: Apr 18-Apr 22
*summer rotation students joining early: due Jan 15
Thesis Lab forms can be downloaded from the Forms section of the BBSP student resources site
First Day in Thesis Lab: April 25
*summer rotation students joining early: Feb 8, start of Spring rotation
Peter Thompson and colleagues (Campbell lab, Biochemistry & Biophysics) published a study using a combination of structural biology, computational modeling, electron microscoy and cell biology to explore mechanisms of cell movement.
Marty Whittle (Johnson lab, Pharmacology) co-developed a novel proteomic strategy that revealed how cancer cells adapt to protein kinase inhibitors. (Duncan, Whittle, et al. Cell 2012).
Jeremy Simon (Davis lab, Bioinformatics &Computational Biology) linked mutations in genes that affect chromatin modifying enzymes to altered DNA accessibility and widespread alterations of mRNA processing in kidney cancer (Simon et al., Genome Research 2013).
Angela Mitchell (Samulski lab, Microbiology & Immunology) developed an improved method for generating adeno-associated viral vectors to be used in gene therapy efforts (Mitchell and Samulski, J. Virology 2013) while simultaneously teaching bacterial genetics.
Brigid Hast (Major lab, Cell & Developmental Biology) analyzed a protein interaction network to uncover a link to perturbed signaling regulation in lung cancer (Hast et al., Cancer Research 2013).
Kathryn Kohl (Sekelsky lab, Genetics & Molecular Biology) identified a novel mechanism that promotes meiotic chromosome crossovers. (Kohl et al., Science 2012).
Marta Charpentier (Conlon lab, Genetics & Molecular Biology) discovered how a specific transcription factor controls blood vessel development (Charpentier et al., Developmental Cell 2013).
Maria Aleman (Wolberg lab, Molecular & Cellular Pathology) co-chaired a session and presented her work at the 2013 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis conference in Amsterdam.
Rachel Baker (Campbell & Dohlman labs, Biochemistry & Biophysics) discovered the structural basis of ras oncoprotein activation by a particular covalent post-translational modification (Baker et al., Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 2013).
Corey Cusack (Deshmukh lab, Neurobiology), identified two independent molecular pathways that control axon pruning vs neural apoptosis (Cusack et al. Nature Communications 2013).
Josh Jennings (Stuber lab, Neurobiology) discovered a brain circuit that bidirectionally controls reward and anxiety. (Jennings et al., Nature 2013).
Alice Stamatakis (Stuber lab, Neurobiology) used optogenetics to identify a neural circuit transmitting reward and aversive-related information to dopamine neurons. Stamatakis & Stuber, Nature Neuroscience, 2012