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 … [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...]

Jeffrey Teoh has won the GBS Student Leadership Award

We congratulate Jeff Teoh who has won the GBS Student Leadership Award! … [Read more...]

Emily Billings has won the 2016 Jill E. Hungerford Award

Emily Billings has won the 2016 Jill E. Hungerford Award as the Outstanding Graduate Student from the GBS.  Congratulations! … [Read more...]

R01 for Dave Kashatus, PhD from the National Cancer Institute to study the role of mitochondrial fission in pancreatic cancer!

David Kashatus, PhD has received an R01 grant titled “Exploring the role of mitochondrial fission in pancreatic tumorigenesis”. The grant will be funded by the National Cancer Institute from 07/01/2016 until 06/30/2021.  Congratulations! … [Read more...]