Welcome to the Laboratory of Frank C. Church, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, and Medicine;  
Member of Thrombosis & Hemostasis Program, UNC McAllister Heart Institute, Integrative Vascular Biology Program, Curriculum in Toxicology,
Program in Translational Medicine, Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center;

Mailing Address: 302 Mary Ellen Jones Bldg., Hematology-Oncology/Medicine, Campus Box 7035, 98 Manning Drive, 
School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7035

Laboratory Phone:  919-966-3313
Office Phone:  919-966-3314
Division Office Phone:  919-966-3311
Office/Lab Fax:  919-966-7639

  Research Interest (see below for additional descriptions)

  Recent Publications

  blue Laboratory Group Members  

  Teaching Philosophy

  blue NIH-style Biographical Sketch (PDF, Wiinter 2013)

Pictures from the Laboratory

Lab group pictures (1993-present): Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011 (golf). Fall 2011, Fall 2010; Spring 2010; Fall 2009; Spring 2009; Fall 2008; Summer 2008; Winter 2008; Fall 2007; Spring 2007; Fall 2006; Late Summer 2006; Summer 2006; Early Summer 2006; Fall 2005; Summer 2005; Fall 2004; Summer 2004Fall 2003; Late Summer 2003; Summer 2003; Fall 2002Summer 2002Fall 2001Summer 2001; Fall 2000Summer 2000Fall 1999; Spring 1999Fall 1998; Summer 1998Summer 1997; Summer 1996; Summer 1995; Fall 1994; Fall 1993.

green ball Current and recent lab group members (2005-present):
Postdoctoral Fellows-- Chantelle (2010-present),  Jen (2006-2008) and Yolanda (2000-2005);
Graduate Students-- Jessica (2008-2012), Mark (2006-2010), Troy (2008-2011), Jennifer (2004-2009), Jill (2003-2008), and Lea (2002-2007);
Undergraduates-- Taylor (2011-present), Kelly (2011-2012), Julie (2009-2010), Courtney (2008-2011), Leah (2006-2007), Shawna (2006-2007), Emir (2006-2007), Rachel (2006-2007), Rebekah (2006-2007),  Ryan (2004-2006), Meghan (2005-2006); 
Summer Undergrads--
Maralisi (2009), Alex (2009), Amanda (2008), Candace (2006), Melissa (2006);
Research Techs-- Romer (2006-2009), Holly (2007-2008), Amy (2004-2006); Medical Students-- Joshua (2007);
Collaborators/Lab Colleagues
"HR" (Harold R. Roberts, MD), Herb (Herbert C. Whinna, MD/PhD), Peter Chang, PhD, and Mac (Dougald M. Monroe, PhD).

ISTH (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis) Congress (Boston, MA), Summer 2009

Jennifer's Ph.D. Defense (Spring 2009), and Jennifer and Romer's going away celebration, Spring 2009

Experimental Biology (EB) Meeting (New Orleans, LA), Spring 2009

Jill's Ph.D. Defense (April 2008)

2006 Race for the Cure (Komen Foundation), Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Holiday lab group lunch outing (411 West), December, 2005

ISTH (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis) Congress, August, 2005 (Lea, Yolanda, Jill, Frank, and many others) in Sydney Australia

Yolanda's wedding in New Orleans (NOLA), Louisiana

Jill's wedding in Staunton, Virginia

The lab group gave Frank a very cool Xmas present a few years ago, the only one in North Carolina

Frank's "Girls": Bayou and Mud Pie together  and Bayou and Mud Pie alone

The lab group in action: "Women in White Purifying Proteins!"

green ball Click here for the "Older" Lab Photos (2003 and earlier)

Courses and Scholarship

Teaching Awards and Honorary Societies

Biology/Pathology 426 (renumbered from 134) “Biology of Blood Diseases” (for advanced undergraduates and graduate students), course director and sole lecturer.  An introduction to the biology and pathophysiology of blood and the molecular mechanisms of some human diseases: anemias; leukemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma; hemorrhagic, thrombotic, and vascular disorders; and HIV disease/AIDS. [course is now located on Blackboard.unc.edu]

“Hematology-Oncology”, (for 2nd year medical students), Block Head along with co-Block Directors Dr. Alice Ma and Dr. Georgette Dent.  This course is designed to give an overview of hematology and oncology at the level of the second year medical student.  The course consists of basic/clinical science lectures combined with relevant laboratory exercises associated with each given hematologic and oncologic disorder.  [course is now located on med.unc.edu website]

cup Research Overview (Click on the images below to find out about more about some of the research in the laboratory)


Information about the Serpins 2011 Symposium, Carolina Inn, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC, held October 23-26, 2011

Society Memberships and Other Sites
Medline-PubMed: National Library of Medicine, PubMed

Susan G. Komen for the Cure (former grant recipient)

American Heart Association (Fellow of the American Heart Association, FAHA; former Chair, Research Committee, Mid-Atlantic AHA Affiliate, 2006-2010)

American Society for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (member of Society and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1991-1997 and 2007-2012)


International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (member of Society, Journal Editorial Board Assistant for Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2007-2012, and former Chair of Plasma Coagulation Inhibitors, Scientific Sub-Committee, ISTH, 1999-2005)

American Society of Hematology (member of Society)

phillies Philadelphia Phillies (my Uncle Bubba pitched for the "Whiz Kids"; obviously my favorite MLB team!)

Durham Bulls Durham Bulls AAA Baseball


LSU Sports.net


"Friends of the Church Laboratory" 

Current Triangle Weather Conditions

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This web site was last updated on January 2, 2013 by Frank Church, Ph.D.  (Web Site Advisor, Herb Whinna, M.D./Ph.D.)