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.

Erin Weddle

MIC Outstanding Student Award for Erin Weddle!

Dr. Erin Weddle, from Hervé Agaisse’s laboratory, has been selected as the 2022 MIC Outstanding Student. Erin will also represent the MIC Graduate Program as our nominee for the Peach and Hungerford Awards.

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Nadia Holness

Shoutout to MIC Student Nadia Holness!

Congratulations to Nadia Holness, graduate student in Sarah Ewald's lab, on being selected for the highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship. Holness’ project is designed to understand how a cell recognizes that it is infected. She hopes to learn why some microbes within the host cell are detected and destroyed while others in the same cell evade immune clearance.

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Katarzyna Stasiak was selected “PWP Scholar” 2022

Please join us in congratulating Katarzyna Stasiak (Vic Engelhard’s lab) who has been selected as the second “PWP Scholar” supported by the “Sarah J. Parsons-Michael J. Weber- J. Thomas Parsons (PWP) Fellowship in Oncology Research” endowment in partnership with the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology.

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Seminars All Seminars »

MIC Grad student seminar at 4pm today, Jessica Annis – @mgbvirginia1 lab and Mitch McGinty – @RutkowskiLab

UVA is in the buildinggggg @ABRCMS Please stop by our booth #527 to learn about our MD/PhD program, Biomedical Sciences, PhD program and Summer Research Opportunities!!! Fee waivers available!

We're at ABRCMS in sunny, beautiful Anaheim, CA. Stop by our booth#527 during exhibit hours to chat about Biomedical Sciences graduate programs and summer research for undergraduates. #ABRCMS #UVABIMS #UVASRIP

Please RT: @UVA_MIC is hiring! Multiple Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in all areas of our diverse and collegial dept (Microbiology, Immunology, Cancer Biology). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. More info and to apply:

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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.