2016

Shyr-Te Jun Award by the Department of Medicine at the 2016 Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research and Scholars Day

Congratulations to Jeffrey Teoh was awarded the Shyr-Te Jun Award by the Department of Medicine at the 2016 Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research and Scholars Day for a poster presentation on Acute virus-specific responses by NK cells shape CD8+ memory T … [Read more...]

Nature Microbiology publishes PhD thesis work on the epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile!

Carrie Cowardin, former MIC graduate student with Bill Petri, and now postdoc with Jeff Gordon at Washington University, just published in Nature Microbiology her PhD thesis work on the epidemic strain of Clostridium difficile. Carrie … [Read more...]

Research Image by MIC Graduate Student on Cover Page of “Cytometry”

Congratulations to Aldo Nascimento in the Dave Kashatus laboratory whose research made in onto the cover page of "Cytometry"! This was a collaboration with the Flow Cytometry Core at UVA. Check out the journal HERE. The image (figure 2) is part … [Read more...]

Kwon Park Laboratory finds way to inhibit growth of small cell lung cancer

"The scientists were able to halt the progression of small cell lung cancer tumors in genetically engineered mice. This was a notable achievement because small cell lung cancer is known for spreading quickly throughout the body. The finding raises … [Read more...]

MIC postdoc and a student alumna Ashley Wilson, PhD receives DoD Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Ashley Wilson, PhD in the Engelhard Laboratory!  Ashley Wilson received the Department of Defense (DOD) Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Horizon Award for her work on melanoma and skin-related cancers.  Read more about … [Read more...]

Aldo Nascimento in the Kashatus Lab receives external funding!

Congratulations to Aldo on receiving his own NCI Grant!  Aldo was awarded a F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute for his work on "Tumor-associated physiological changes arising from Ras-induced mitochondrial fission".  The … [Read more...]

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...]