2017

FORBES’ “30 under 30”: Carrie Cowardin, PhD and former MIC graduate student in the Petri Lab!

Carrie Cowardin, PhD, earned her doctorate last year while working in the Petri lab and is now a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. For her work in the Petri Lab she is now one of Forbes' "30 Under 30 in Healthcare". Carrie … [Read more...]

Two MIC Graduate Students Attend “Network of Immunology Frontier Winter School on Advanced Immunology in Singapore”

Alyse Frisbee and Mahmoud Saleh (Petri Lab) both received travel grants to attend the course and present their dissertation research. Their oral presentations were entitled: "IL-33 promotes a protective host immune response during hypervirulent C. … [Read more...]

Daniel A. Engel, PhD presents his research on the ZIKA virus

The CvilleBioHub, a new biotech networking organization, recently hosted a forum on Zika research at Indoor Biotechnologies.  Daniel A. Engel, PhD, professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia and chief … [Read more...]

David L. Brautigan elected as a Fellow of the AAAS!

David L. Brautigan , MIC faculty member and Director, Center for Cell Signaling, has been elected as a Fellow of the AAAS (American Association of the Advancement of Science), a national society,  “for distinguished contributions to the field of … [Read more...]

Dr. Bouton elected to serve on the Cabtrac Executive Board

Congratulations to Dr. Amy H. Bouton who was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Cabtrac (Cancer Biology Training Consortium) Executive Board.  We are excited that she is able to participate in a leadership capacity with this group! … [Read more...]

Excellence in Research Award for Melissa Kendall, PhD

“Her experiments are creative and thorough. She is an excellent scientific thinker as well as a top-tier experimentalist.” – Colleague “Melissa is working on a problem that is scientifically very exciting (food poisoning), yet relatively few are … [Read more...]

Congratulations to the 2016 Postdoctoral Research Symposium Winners!

Dustin Cobb, PhD and Kallesh Danappa Jayappa, PhD won prizes for their research at the UVA 2016 Postdoctoral Research Symposium! Dustin Cobb in the Young Hahn Laboratory won Second Prize for this poster presentation on “Liver exosomes promote T … [Read more...]

We congratulate Dr. William A. Petri for being recognized by the University as 2016 Distinguished Scientist!

"The annual award was created several years ago by the Office of the Vice President for Research to recognize faculty members who have made influential and longtime contributions to the University’s research enterprise in the sciences, medicine and … [Read more...]

Dr. Ravichandran Receives Odysseus 1 Award

Congratulations to Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of our department, on receiving the Odysseus 1 Award, from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium. This award, provided by the Flemish government, is … [Read more...]

Welcome to Anna Cliffe, PhD

We welcome Anna Cliffe to our department!  Anna Cliffe, PhD is a new assistant professor and investigates the mechanism of herpes simplex virus (HSV) latency and reactivation in neurons. … [Read more...]