Welcome to the Class of 2013-14, our 6th 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 view photos of your classmates.
Click here to download a PDF with photos of all the 2013-14 BBSP students.
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.
Miriam Braunstein – Bondurant 2035
Mark Heise – Taylor 124
Donita Robinson – NRB 3118
Alisa Wolberg – Bondurant 2025
Ben Major – GMB 1007
Chris Mack – GSB 1370
Fall: Monday Sept 3-Tuesday Dec 3 (ok to start before Sept 3)
Rotation choice form due: August 30
Poster session on Fall rotation: Wed Dec 9-11
Winter: Thursday Jan 2-Friday March 7
Rotation choice form due: November 1
Written Report on Winter rotation due: March 21
Spring: Monday March 10- Monday May 12 [Note: the rotation extends through Spring Break]
Rotation choice form due: January 31
End of Year Talk on Spring Rotation: May 19-May 23
Thesis Lab Selection
May 5-9: THESIS LAB SELECTION PERIOD [Note: students that completed a summer rotation are eligible to select a thesis lab on Jan 25]
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