Sept. 13, 2021
For the 21st consecutive year, Carolina is ranked fifth among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The 2022 Best Colleges rankings released Monday also listed the University once again...Read More
Sept. 1, 2021
Terry Rhodes ’78, dean of UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the academic year after a 34-year career at Carolina. Rhodes has been dean of the college since March...Read More
Sept. 1, 2021
Carolina ranked 29th in the world and 20th in the United States among global universities, according to the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy on Aug. 15. The University also...Read More
Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy, which was created this year to recognize distinguished scientists whose contributions have propelled innovation and progress in the fight against cancer.
Smithies, the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the department of cell biology and physiology, shares his Nobel with Mario Capecchi of the University of Utah and Martin Evans of University College, London, for their revolutionary work into the genetic basis of cancer.
By developing a technique that introduced additional snippets of DNA into cells, a technique also known as gene targeting, Smithies and his colleagues effectively allowed individual genes to be altered at the cellular level. The work paved the way for the development of knockout mice, research animals that have had specific genes switched on or off to allow researchers to investigate their functions and help develop treatments for a variety of genetically-based disorders.
The awarded were chosen by a group of peers who evaluated candidates based on an outstanding history of achievement throughout their careers. Smithies shares the honor with 106 preeminent cancer researchers, symbolizing the age of the American Association for Cancer Research, which was established in 1907.
The inaugural class of fellows will be inducted into the academy on April 5 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The induction ceremony will be followed by a meeting of the academy on April 6, and special recognition of the inaugural fellows during the opening plenary session on April 7.
To mark the magazine’s centennial in 2012, all 100 years of the Review dating to October 1912 have been added to the magazine’s digital archive. Issues from the most recent five years are available to GAA members only, as a benefit of membership in the association; earlier issues are open to anyone. Tools are available for searching, sharing, printing and downloading articles and photos.