2015

MIC researcher Kodi S. Ravichandran and his team have identified a new mechanism that has the potential to be manipulated to regulate cholesterol levels.

Fond, Chang Sup Lee, Ravichandran and colleagues have now discovered the components of the molecular machinery by which dying cells boost ABCA1 in phagocytes. They discovered that when the phagocytic receptor BAI1 engages the dying cell, this … [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...]

Oct. 2, 2015 4:00PM Ninth Annual Robert J. Kadner Distinguished Lecture in Microbiology: “The Tao of Gene Regulation”

Dr. Groisman’s work demonstrates that organisms care not only about the particular activation level that is achieved in response to a given signal but also about how that activation level is reached. We welcome Dr. Groisman to present the Ninth … [Read more...]

MIC Professor Amy Bouton, PhD receives DOD grant for research on “Predicting Sensitivity of Breast Tumors to Src-targeted Therapies Through Assessment of Cas/Src/BCAR3 Activity”

Congratulations to Professor Amy Bouton, PhD!  She received a grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) for the duration of 9/15/15-9/14/18 to support her research on “Predicting Sensitivity of Breast Tumors to Src-targeted Therapies Through … [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...]

MIC Assistant Professor Melissa Kendall, PhD receives RO1 for “Ethanolamine Signaling in Virulence Gene Regulation and Host/Microbial Interactions”

Congratulations to Melissa Kendall, PhD on receiving her RO1 for “Ethanolamine Signaling in Virulence Gene Regulation and Host/Microbial Interactions”.  The grant is given by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - for the … [Read more...]

Victor H. Engelhard, PhD appointed Director of the Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research

We congratulate Victor Engelhard, PhD on his appointment as director of the Beirne Carter Center!   Investigators at the Beirne Carter Center seek a 'fundamental understanding of the immune system' to 'unlock the underlying mechanisms of disease.' … [Read more...]

Welcome second year graduate students to MIC labs!

Nine students joined our department after completing their first year of graduate studies in the interdisciplinary BIMS program. They have chosen their labs now and MIC wishes them the best time and much success in our graduate program! … [Read more...]

We welcome Hervé Agaisse, PhD to the department

Hervé Agaisse received his PhD in Microbiology from the Pasteur Institute in France and trained as a postdoc at Harvard Medical School.  Hervé Agaisse's lab investigates genetic approaches  to the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying host … [Read more...]