Appointment as Chair of the NCI-I Study Section

Dr. Amy H. Bouton, PhD, Associate Dean of Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs and Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology began serving as the Chair of the NCI-I study section, which reviews “Transition to Independence” grant … [Read more...]

Rising 4th and 5th year MIC graduate students receive 2016 Wagner Fellowship Award

Stephanie Ragland in the Alison Criss Laboratory and CJ Anderson in the Melissa Kendall laboratory are selected to receive the Wagner Fellowship Award. They were selected by the Directors of Graduate Studies from a highly competitive pool based on … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Wagner Fellowship Awardees

Two rising third year MIC graduate students were selected for the 2016 Wagner Fellowship Award. Congratulations go to Jacqueline Stevens in the Alison Criss laboratory, Anthony Rodriguez in the Victor Engelhard laboratory. Congratulations to both, … [Read more...]

MIC Graduate Student Erica Buonomo in the William Petri Lab leads discovery on C. difficile infection and immune response

Erica Buonomo and researchers in the Petri lab found an important and unexpected role for eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. These cells are often vilified for their role in causing both allergies and asthma, but in the battle against C. … [Read more...]

Melissa Kendall, PhD receives the ASM Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award!

Congratulations to Melissa Kendall, PhD on receiving the ASM Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award. This reward recognizes and awards excellence in basic research in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Melissa Kendall received this award for … [Read more...]

Cutting-edge tumor modeling and research by Dr. Dan Gioeli and his lab

The Gioeli lab continues their work with the HemoShear platform to better understand complex cancer biology. The goal is to one day use these models to develop optimal treatments for specific individuals’ tumors. The collaboration with HemoShear … [Read more...]

Slaying Pneumonia with M-CSF

MIC Graduate student Alexandra Bettina's paper M-CSF Mediates Host Defense during Bacterial Pneumonia by Promoting the Survival of Lung and Liver Mononuclear Phagocytes  was recently accepted and has also just been featured by the journal of … [Read more...]

We welcome Sarah Ewald, PhD to our department!  

Sarah Ewald has an appointment with the Carter Immunology Center and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.  Her research interest include: Host-parasite interactions in chronic disease and how … [Read more...]

Travel Awards to Criss Lab Graduate Students

Stephanie Ragland and Jacqueline Stevens are recipients of the Igor Stojilkovic Memorial Travel Awards, to present their research at the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference in Manchester, UK in September 2016. Stephanie also received a … [Read more...]

Three MIC Graduate Students Win Recognitions at 2016 Huskey Research Exhibition

Congratulations to:  Claudia Han (1st Prize "Cancer and Immunology") , Sarah Pollock (1st Prize "Growth, Recovery and Energy") and Stephanie Ragland (2nd Prize "Pathogens, Parasites and Cellular Conflict") for their work presented at the 2016 Huskey … [Read more...]