Justin Black Thesis Defense

Justin's Talk
Justin’s Talk

Justin Black gave a seminar based on his doctoral dissertation titled “Exploration of the Role of CIB1 in Cell Survival and Tumor Growth.” His research  demonstrates the importance of CIB1 in survival and tumor growth of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines.

Saying good bye to his beloved bench.
Saying good bye to his beloved bench.


Justin joined the Parise Lab in 2012 and has been a valuable member of our group for the last three years. After the graduation, Justin will be working  for a biotechnology company  in Boston.

Congratulations, Dr. Justin Black!

XXV ISTH Congress in Toronto, Canada

ISTH 2015 Toronto

Leslie Parise, Steve Holly, and Laila Elsherif attended the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis  (ISTH) Congress held in Toronto, Canada on June 20-25.

Steve Holly gave an oral presentation titled “Chemoproteomic discovery of novel anti-platelet targets.”

Laila Elsherif had a poster presentation titled ” The Leukocyte integrin Beta2 primes neutrophils for netosis in sickle cell disease. “

Happy Graduation to Christina and Melissa!

Undergraduate students Christina and Melissa both graduated from UNC Chapel Hill on May 10th.

Christina and Steve
Christina and Steve

Christina Wang  majored in Chemistry and joined Parise lab at the beginning of her Junior year. She has been working on a platelet project with Steve Holly.

Mel and Justin
Mel and Justin


Melissa Fellmeth majored in Biology and joined Parise lab at the beginning of her Senior year. She has been working on a CIB1 project with Justin Black.

Thank you for all the hard work and contribution to the Parise Lab research projects. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

Summer Undergraduate Students

The Parise Lab welcomes two summer undergraduate students, Davia and Anna!

Davia Blake

Davia Blake is a rising Senior majoring in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a participant of the 2014 Summer Research Program in Biophysics and visiting the Carolina for the summer. Davia is working with Steve Holly on Platelet Research.


Anna Tang  is a undergraduate student from UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. She has joined the Parise Lab for the summer to gain experience in medical research. Anna is working with Justin Black on CIB1 Project.

Ariana becomes a PhD candidate

Bevilacqua_Ariana_croppedAriana Bevilacqua presented her thesis proposal titled “Signaling Pathways Contributing to NETosis” to the committee and successfully passed the Comprehensive Oral Exam. Congratulations to Ariana for her big step towards PhD Candidacy!

Welcome to the Parise Lab!