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Dr. Criss elected to the leadership team of the American Society of Microbiology’s (ASM) Council of Microbial Sciences!

CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Criss!  Being elected to a major leadership position in such an important professional society is a tribute to Dr. Criss' successful research program and leadership.  Most of all,…

Congratulations to our chair Dr. Kodi Ravichandran, one of 2019’s most highly cited researchers according to Web of Science!

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Web of Science Group revealed its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019. Six faculty members from the University of Virginia were among those…

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…

Erickson Lab Ids Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

Loren Erickson has, for the first time, identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. His work also provides an…

Alison Criss Involved in Starting BUILDING BRIDGES Lecture Series Celebrating the Successes of Interdisciplinary Research

In partnership with UVA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the four multidisciplinary institutes are kicking off a Building…

MIC supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for the 12th year in a row. Thank you Dan Gioeli!

Each year the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for middle and high school students with a donation!  Dan Gioeli, PhD…

TechGirls learn about neutrophils and programming

Alison Criss joined Jeff Saucerman in BME at a TechGirls event for middle-school girls in Charlottesville-Albemarle, where they learned how to program using the platform Scratch (from MIT). The programming activity…

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation

We would like to extend a huge congrats to Dr. Kodi Ravichandran (PSTG Preceptor and Chair of Microbiology) and his team of researchers for their new exciting discovery! He and…

Panel aimed at trainees looking towards opportunities post PhD

At the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Dr. Criss launched a panel on "Navigating Career Paths in Microbial Pathogenesis." Convener was Ashley Haines, professor at Norfolk State. Panelists were Carleitta Paige-Anderson,…

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes. She brought in Petri dishes for the students to test the microbial load on different surfaces, before and after wiping them…