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.

Salmonella’s Strange Recipe for Defeating the Immune System

In a new discovery about potentially deadly salmonella, UVA researchers have determined that the foodborne bacteria has a most unexpected way of telling where it is in the body: It uses its food as its GPS.
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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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Pancreatic Cancer Discovery Reveals How the Aggressive Cancer Fuels Its Growth

A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help explain how promising cancer drugs work – and for whom they will fail
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MIC Seminar — Functional Activity Variation of the HIV-1 Rev-Rev Response Element Regulatory Axis.

[Pinn Hall 1-17] Patrick E. H. Jackson, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases Thaler Center University of Virginia


Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology: The bacterial Tat protein export pathway

[Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium] Tracy Palmer, FRS Professor Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology Newcastle University, UK Host: Alison Criss, PhD


MIC Seminar — David M. Feldser, PhD

[Pinn Hall 1-17] David M. Feldser , PhD Associate Professor of Cancer Biology University of Pennsylvania Host: Kwon Park, PhD


MIC Seminar — Jian Hu, PhD "Lipid metabolism in gliomagenesis and myelin maintenance"

[Pinn Hall 1-17] Jian Hu, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Cancer Biology Division of Basic Science Research The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Host: Hui Zong. PhD


MIC Seminar: Derek Walsh, PhD

[Pinn Hall 1-17] Derek Walsh, PhD Associate Professor in Microbiology-Immunology Department of Microbiology-Immunology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Host: Anna Cliffe, PhD


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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.