News and Events

Godfrey Dzhivhuho wins Leonard “Pug” Evans Post-Doc Presentation Award for best oral presentation

The MIC department and the Hammarskjold-Rekosh Lab are very proud of Godfrey Dzhivhuho!  Godfrey who won the Leonard “Pug” Evans Post-Doc Presentation Award for best oral presentation in the "Postdoc"…

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD, Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD, a professor of MIC (Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology), and neurology, the Arthur and Margaret Ebbert Endowed Chair of Medical Science, and associate director of basic…

Hui Zong Hui Zong, PhD Named Innovation Fund Investigator by Pew Chartitable Trusts

Congratulations to Hui Zong and his team! Hui Zong, PhD, an associate professor in our department and P. Todd Stukenberg, PhD, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular…

Melanie R. Rutkowski, PhD Research: a finding which could lead to ways to keep breast cancer from metastasizing.

“We show gut commensal dysbiosis, an unhealthy and inflammatory gut microbiome, systemically changes the mammary tissues of mice that do not have cancer. The tissue changes enhance infiltration of mast…

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD will be the next Chair of our Department

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, will lead our Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology. He is an internationally recognized expert in virology and RNA biology and comes to UVA…

Congratulations to MIC postdoc Kee-Beom Kim from the Kwon Park Lab!

What a great accomplishment!  MIC postdoc, Kee-Beom Kim (center) is going to start his own laboratory as assistant professor at Kyungpook National University in Korea, beginning on September 1! Below is…

Nadia Holness in Sarah Ewald’s Laboratory receives HHMI Gilliam fellowship!

Congratulations to Nadia Holness, Microbiology graduate student in Sarah Ewald's Laboratory, on being selected for the highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship. The Gilliam Program  invests in graduate…

Six MIC Faculty Members received Promotions!

Congratulations to six of our faculty members: Top row: Anna Cliffe, Sarah Ewald, Melanie Rutkowski were promoted to Associate Professor Bottom row: Rusty Elliott, Dan Gioeli, and Melissa Kendall were…

Katarzyna Stasiak in the Engelhard lab has been awarded the Parsons-Weber-Parsons (PWP) Fellowship in Oncology Research

  Please join us in congratulating Katarzyna Stasiak (Vic Engelhard’s laboratory) who has been selected as the second “PWP Scholar” supported by the “Sarah J. Parsons-Michael J. Weber- J. Thomas…

Congratulations Wagner Award Recipients!

Sarah Dochnal, Johnson Ung and Abigail Whitford received the 2022 Wagner Award. Congratulations on your Achievements! Johnson Ung is a MIC graduate student in the Tom Loughran Lab, Sarah Dochnal…