Laura receives the 2015 Robert R. Wagner Award for outstanding research in the MIC department! Way to go, Laura!

Laura Gonyar, a former PhD student in the Kendall Lab was selected as the winner of the 2015  Robert R. Wagner Prize for Outstanding Research in Microbiology    Laura received the Wagner Award and presented a seminar to the Department and others … [Read more...]

Search for inexpensive, accessible test for Ebola

MIC Professor Daniel Engel, PhD and structural biologist Zygmunt S. Derewenda, PhD search for inexpensive, accessible test for Ebola. "Derewenda and Engel recently made a breakthrough in Ebola research when they identified the structure of a part … [Read more...]

UVA Team IDs effect of chronic stress on fat cells

MIC/Cell Signaling Center Researcher Lifu Wang in the David Brautigan Lab (UVA Cell Signaling Center) and team ID effect of chronic stress on fat cells. "The findings provide valuable insight into the causes of insulin resistance and may one day lead … [Read more...]

MIC Students present at Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting

MIC students Laura Gonyar, Emily Billings and Carrie Cowardin and postdoc Richard Juneau presented at the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, January 25-27. This meeting occurs every 2 years and showcases the best research in microbial … [Read more...]

School of Medicine Awards 2014: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Team Science Research

Congratulations to Kodi S. Ravichandran, Douglas A. Bayliss, Norbert Leitinger, Brant Isakson, Mark Yeager, Ulrike M. Lorenz, and Bimal Desai for winning the distinguished Dean’s Award for Excellence in Team Science Research! Colleagues described … [Read more...]

SOM 2014 Awards for MIC Faculty

School of Medicine Awards 2014: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Alison Criss, PhD received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching! Information about the award can be found here. An excerpt of the Award poster can be found here. … [Read more...]

Unique structure within deadly virus identified

Ebola discovery: MIC Professor Dan Engel and team identifies, maps 
unique structure within deadly virus.[ more] and [ more] … [Read more...]

Alison Criss, PhD receives Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

“She is…fearless in adopting new technologies as they develop, often applying them to her own research problems in unique and inventive ways.” – Colleague “Alison’s research has the potential to remarkably expand our knowledge on Neisseria … [Read more...]

Article of significant interest by Laura Gonyar

Congratulations to Laura Gonyar, a graduate student in the Kendall lab - her article, "Ethanolamine and choline promote expression of putative and characterized fimbriae in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7" was chosen as a "Spotlight" … [Read more...]

Gene helps HIV virus adapt and maybe hide from the immune system

MIC Myles H. Thaler Center Professors Lou Hammarskjöld, MD, PhD and David Rekosh, PhD discovered how a specific HIV gene helps the virus adapt, and it may also help HIV hide from the immune system. This finding may offer important insight into the … [Read more...]