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Understanding the benefits of inclusive fitness

August 28, 2023

FPG Faculty Fellows seek to understand the benefits of inclusive fitness August 22, 2023 With a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), FPG Faculty Fellows Kara Hume, Ph.D., Brianne Tomaszewski, Ph.D., will lead research that aims to increase … Read more

Creating new momentum in autism research

June 27, 2023

The Black Empowerment in Autism Network gathered to discuss ways to improve autism research for minoritized populations and develop a mentorship collective for up-and-coming researchers of color.   On Friday, June 9, Brian Boyd, Ph.D., William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of … Read more

Rooted: Brian Boyd

June 9, 2023

Brian Boyd has been contributing to research at Carolina for 13 years. Photo by Megan Mendenhall   Brian Boyd has worked at UNC-Chapel Hill for 13 years in a variety of roles, most recently as the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor … Read more

Bench to bedside, Carolina leads study of Angelman syndrome

June 7, 2023

Research on the one defective gene that causes the rare autism-related disorder could lead to broader breakthroughs.   Dr. Liz Jalazo, seen here in a family photo, is at the heart of Carolina’s concentrated research on Angelman syndrome. Her daughter … Read more

Dr. Jason Stein Awarded New R01 from NIMH

June 7, 2023

Dr. Jason Stein Awarded New R01 from NIMH Jason Stein, PhD Associate Professor Jason Stein, PhD (Associate Professor, Genetics and Neuroscience Center), has been awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for his project … Read more

Brian Boyd rethinks autism research

April 4, 2023

The most recent work by the interim director of FPG Institute and education professor focuses on Black families’ experiences. UNC School of Education, Monday, April 3rd, 2023 For more than 20 years, Brian Boyd has dedicated his career to ensuring high-quality … Read more

Anton Receives NIH High Risk-High Reward Grant

October 11, 2022

Eva Anton, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, received an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award to study the underpinnings of brain malformations and neurodevelopmental disorders. Eva Anton, PhD On the surface neurons … Read more