Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology is the largest basic science department at UVA, comprising an outstanding group of faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows conducting cutting-edge research in many exciting areas of basic biology and human disease.

Our research takes an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach to address questions in three key major fields: Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.

New Year's greetings from Derre lab

Best Wishes for the New Year!

The Derré Lab wishes us all the best for 2021: A great year for research and learning. They are all wearing the cool new MIC sweatshirts that we unwrapped together at our holiday zoom meeting!
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Ravichandran Lab

Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery Leads to Treatment For Joint Inflammation

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease and points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder.
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moving on to get business degree

MIC Student Tiffany Wang the First PhD+ Dual-Degree Program Student Joins McIntire

Tiffany Wang, a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) who recently completed her studies in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, will begin studying at McIntire this August. She is the first medical PhD student to pursue an M.S. in Commerce as part of the innovative BIMS PhD+ Dual-Degree Program, newly launched in collaboration between the Schools of Medicine and Commerce.
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Every Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer researcher is dedicated to discovering the mechanisms that will eventually lead to new understandings of diseases and their cures. Your contribution can help ensure our efforts in furthering this research.

Don't miss the first MIC seminar of 2021 on Weds featuring two of our own Graduate students -Jamie Null from the Dudley lab and Allie Alcott from the Criss lab
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The @KendallMicroLab lab is looking for a Lab Specialist! Apply here: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Laboratory-Specialist--Kendall-Microbiology-Lab_R0020889

Why are researchers looking at a #lncRNA as a #diagnostic #biomarker for #ProstateCancer?

Dig deeper in January DDN’s “Heavy lifting with #HULLK”

https://www.drugdiscoverynews.com/heavy-lifting-with-hullk-14915
#oncology @UVA_MIC @ApisAssay

Congrats to MIC Graduate student Rachel Ende from the Derré lab on making the cover in Infection and Immunity next month. Beautiful image and great paper! https://iai.asm.org/content/89/1.cover-expansion
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