2017

UVA Today Story on New UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute, Led by MIC Associate Professor Alison Criss

The UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute, a new pan-University Institute, will support new multidisciplinary research and educational activities to combat the most urgent and notorious infectious diseases plaguing humankind throughout the world. … [Read more...]

Tiffany Shand won a diversity supplement from the NIH!

Tiffany Shand in the Hui Zong lab has been funded by a diversity supplement from the NIH. What excited us even more are the comments from the program officer - she said, “...this diversity supplement request was one of the best I have ever read. … [Read more...]

James McCann in the Dudley lab has just received an F31 predoctoral fellowship

"Congratulations to James McCann in the Dudley lab who has just received an F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute! This is a three-year award supporting his research on the role of TGF beta-regulated miRNAs during tumor blood … [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...]

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...]

Undergraduate student in the Zong Lab wins poster contest

Congratulations to Alyssa Kelder for winning the best poster award in the 2015 Undergraduate Research Session held by the Department of Biology, UVa. Alyssa was mentored by Philippe Gonzalez, MIC graduate student under Hui Zong, PhD. … [Read more...]

MIC Professor Timothy Bender receives School of Medicine’s Robert J. Kadner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Teaching

Congratulations to Tim Bender, PhD on receiving the 2015 Robert J. Kadner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Teaching.  This award recognizes faculty in the School of Medicine who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to teaching and mentoring … [Read more...]

R01 from National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for MIC Professor Mitch Smith, PhD

Congratulations to MIC Professor MM Smith, PhD for receiving his RO1 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to support his research on “Tandem Tudor Domain Probes for Nanoscale Epigenetic Decoding” for the time span of … [Read more...]

MIC Assistant Professor Kwon Park, PhD receives RO1 for ‘Role of metabolic plasticity in lung cancer progression’

Congratulations to Kwon-Sik Park, PhD for receiving his RO1 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his research on the "Role of metabolic plasticity in lung cancer progression" for the duration of 6/1/15-5/31/19.   … [Read more...]