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MIC Graduate Student Michael Kovacs Awarded F30

MIC and MSTP Graduate student Michael Kovacs from the Tajie Harris Laboratory received an NIH F30 award to study how the recently described meningeal lymphatic system regulates peripheral T cell…

Vaccines Developed by UVA, VA. TECH may offer broad protection from coronaviruses

UVA’s Dr. Steven Zeichner, and Virginia Tech’s Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng’s discovery might one day open the door to a universal vaccine for coronaviruses. [more]

COVID-19: Scientists, Doctors Launch Vaccine Virtual Town Halls. MIC faculty Dan Engel and Dean Kedes are instrumental on getting this effort off the ground.

Several of our faculty are organizing and participating in the Covid-19 Vaccination town halls! “In an age where most people get their information at a distance, we wanted to find…

Helen Meade received UTEAM Member of the Month Award

Please join us in congratulating Helen Meade, our MIC Administrative and Office Specialist, for receiving the UTEAM Member of the Month award for February. Helen was nominated last year for…

Hervé Agaisse Named Pinn Scholar

Congratulations to  Hervé Agaisse for receiving the Pinn Scholar Award for 2021 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine! These are competitive across the SOM and quite an accomplishment.…

We welcome our new graduate students!

MIC welcomes new students from BIMS who have decided to join the MIC Graduate Program for their thesis research. These students will be joining labs affiliated with the department and…

Researchers Sean R. Cuddy and Anna R. Cliffe have shed light on what causes herpes simplex virus to flare up.

The discovery could lead to new ways to prevent cold sores and recurrent herpes-related eye disease from reoccurring, the researchers report. “Herpes simplex recurrence has long been associated with stress,…

2021 Outstanding Research Achievement Award!

Congratulations to our Chair Kodi S. Ravichandran, PhD on receiving the 2021 Outstanding Research Achievement Award! "Ravichandran’s “discoveries have transformed the field and their impacts have been immense, both from…

Gioeli Lab: “Improving Diagnostic Capabilities for Prostate Cancer”

The novel RNA that Gioeli uncovered during his research – and named “HULLK” – has shown it can be detected in urine of prostate cancer patients. This discovery unlocks the…

MIC Graduate Student Ashley Bolte awarded F30

MIC and MSTP Graduate student Ashley Bolte from John Lukens Laboratory received an NIH F30 award to study CNS lymphatic dysfunction in traumatic brain injury. Congratulations Ashley!