Brian D. Strahl Ph.D.
|Brian D. Strahl, UNC Professor|
3060 Genetic Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
About Brian D. Strahl
Brian D. Strahl - Professional Summary:
A renowned research scientist at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, Brian D. Strahl possesses over 14 years’ of experience in the field of chromatin biology. Specializing in the role of histone proteins, Dr. Strahl has published numerous scientific studies and won several awards from his alma maters, as well as from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the White House. Brian D. Strahl currently has several NIH-funded grant projects underway at UNC to study how gene transcription occurs in chromatin and how the 'histone code' is formed and functions. Following his doctorate degree program at North Carolina State University, Brian D. Strahl began his postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia (UVA). Mentored by Dr. C. David Allis, a prominent DNA researcher in UVA’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Dr. Strahl completed his postdoctoral fellowship in 2001. Brian D. Strahl accepted the role of Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, earning a promotion to Associate Professor in 2008. Dr. Strahl teaches medical and graduate students in the classroom, and mentors undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral fellows in his lab. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, and is the Faculty Director of the UNC High-Throughput Peptide Syntesis and Array Facilty.
Brian Strahl’s work at UNC has earned considerable recognition: most recently, he won the UNC 2009 Ruth and Philip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. He has garnered recognition from his alma maters, the NIH, and the White House, where he was honored in 2003 as a rising star in the scientific community. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and institutions of higher learning across the country. Prior to beginning his research, Brian D. Strahl earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Brian D. Strahl - Professional Experience:
UNC Chapel Hill and School of Medicine
Academics; Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Director of Graduate Studies
Faculty Director of the UNC Peptide Synthesis and Arraying Core Facility
Chapel Hill, NC US
12/1/2001 — Present
Brian D. Strahl - Education:
University of Virginia
North Carolina State University
Department of Biochemistry
UNC at Greensboro
Chemistry and Biology
Brian D. Strahl - Interests:
Guitar player - Jazz and blues. Music in general
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About Brian D. Strahl, UNC Professor
Brian Strahl's lab is located in the Genetic Medicine Building at UNC Chapel Hill. In the Strahl lab, we focus on the role of histones and their post-translational modifications. We aim to understand how the modification of histone proteins contributes to organization and function of chromatin. To do this, we take advantage of multiple model organisms including the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and human cells. Our long-term goal is to understand how the distinct types of modifications known to occur on histones (e.g. methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, etc.) contribute to a possible ‘histone code’ (Strahl & Allis 2000) and to human biology and disease.