• 04/13/21: Nick presented his Honors Research today:
  • Excellent job as always! We are very proud of all his accomplishments. Next stop: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University! Huge congratulations and our very best wishes for a bright future!
  • 03/17/2021: Ageliki presents in the Josep Carreras International Symposium: “The Immune system: in sickness and in health”. Many thanks to the organizers for the kind invitation!
  • 01/15/2021: Our review TET-Mediated Epigenetic Regulation in Immune Cell Development and Disease  is out! We are glad to participate in the research topic Chromatin regulation in cell fate decisions published in Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology.
  • 01/13/2021: I am thrilled to start teaching the MCRO-712 class with focus on Molecular mechanisms of immune cell development and disease!
  • 01/07/2021: Our invited review “Deciphering the multifaceted roles of TET proteins in T-cell lineage specification and malignant transformation” is online. We are excited to participate in the special issue  covering Transcriptional Regulation Lymphocyte (or immune cell) Development and Differentiation that was edited by Professor Amy Weinmann for Immunological Reviews.
  • 08/07/2020: Ryan Sheehy, a first year BBSP grad student,  will rotate in our lab this Fall. Welcome Ryan!
  • 07/07/2020: The Tsagaratou lab receives 5-year NIH grant! We are honored and thrilled to receive a MIRA R35 from NIGMS to support our research regarding the epigenetic regulation of lineage specification. We are grateful to our collaborators and the UNC scientific community for advice and support. We are so excited to work on this and we are looking forward to breathtaking scientific discoveries! Students or postdoctoral fellows who wish to join us in our efforts please email me at ageliki_tsagaratou@med.unc.edu   We have positions available!
  • 05/11/2020: I am very excited and honored to accept a secondary appointment at the UNC Department of Microbiology & Immunology . I have enjoyed so far the numerous interactions with colleagues in the Department and I am looking forward to be part of the PhD program in Microbiology & Immunology!
  • 03/26/2020: Congrats to our amazing undergraduate students Nick Tsiouplis & Fiona Wissink for receiving a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)!!!  Looking forward to continue working  together  to decipher the epigenetic mechanisms that govern T-cell differentiation!
  • 02/ 17/2020: Nick Tsiouplis is the 2020 Irvine Hagadorn Award Recipient. The Hagadorn Award is presented to the top junior Biology major/ 2nd major based on academic and research excellence and contributions to the Biology Department. Congrats Nick! We are very proud of you and we are wishing you to always excel!
  • 01/21/2020: Wes Bailey joins our team! Wes obtained his B.S. in Microbiology from NC State University and he is our new research technician. Welcome Wes!

01/17/2020: We are truly honored and excited to host Professor Ellen Rothenberg at out G&MB Friday Seminar series!!!

  • 12/18/19: Ageliki receives the IBM Junior Faculty Development Award.
  • 12/05/2019: Sonam and Jake have successfully completed their undergrad research with us. It was a great pleasure working with you. Wishing you continuous success in your future endeavors!
  • 11/11/2019: Lilly presents her poster at our BBSP & PREP poster session. Well done Lilly!
  • 11/01/2019: Today was Lilly’s last day with us. It was a real pleasure to host her for her Fall rotation. Great job Lilly! All the best in your next rotations!
  • 10/07/2019: We are excited to have our first postdoctoral fellow, Dr Natsumi Shirasaki, in our team. Natsumi received her PhD from the University of Kanazawa in Japan and she recently moved at Chapel Hill. Welcome Natsumi!
  • 09/17/2019: Jake Wrobel, a junior Biology student at UNC, is joining our team! Jake will be helping us with DNA isolation, PCR  and cell isolation experiments. Welcome Jake!
  • 08/21/2019: Lilly Chiou, a first year BBSP grad student, started her rotation in our lab. Welcome Lilly!
  • 08/20/2019: Sonam Saxena will  be joining our lab to pursue undergraduate research in Biology for the Fall BIOL395 class. Welcome Sonam!
  • 06/12/2019: Ennessa Curry was selected for appointment to the NIGMS T32 Genetics & Molecular Biology training grant. This prestigious award will fund Ennessa’s research for one year. Congrats Ennessa!
  • 05/21/2019: Ennessa Curry gave an excellent talk at the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB)  New Student Symposium. Ennessa presented her research during her spring rotation  in our lab.
  • 05/01/2019: After a successful rotation in our lab,  Ennessa Curry joins the lab as a graduate student in the curriculum in Genetics & Molecular Biology (GMB).  We are excited to continue working together!
  • 04/11/2019: Ageliki completed the Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers.
  • 02/11/2019: Welcome to our lab Ennessa Curry! Ennessa is a first year graduate student in the BBSP program at UNC. She is rotating with us for the spring semester. Ennessa will investigate the role of TET proteins in T cell activation and differentiation.
  • 01/30/2019: Nikolas Tsiouplis and Fiona Wissink are  new undergraduate students in our lab! Nikolas is a sophomore Quantitative Biology student at UNC. Fiona is a Biology student at UNC. Fiona and Nikolas are helping us in  cell differentiation, DNA isolation and PCR experiments. Welcome Fiona & Nikolas!
  • 11/26/2018: Our  review “Unveiling the regulation of NKT17 cell differentiation and function” is now online.
  • 09/04/2018: Isaiah Kim joins the lab! Welcome, Isaiah!
  • 08/31/2018: Our review “TET mediated epigenetic regulation of iNKT cell lineage fate choice and function” in Molecular Immunology is online! Click here to check it out.