2017

Aldo Nascimento, graduate student in the Kashatus lab was selected to participate in the 2017 St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium

Aldo Nascimento, graduate student in the Kashatus lab was one of 42 students selected to participate in the 2017 St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium. Congratulations Aldo! … [Read more...]

Immune Cells, Weight Control, Disease Resistance linked by DNA

The Mike Brown Laboratory in the Department of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Carter Immunology Center studies the role of genes in the immune system and has shown that many genes work together to control immune cells, tissue inflammation and even body … [Read more...]

Salmonella adapts to different niches within the host as the disease progresses

The Melissa Kendall Laboratory's research on salmonella and its sensing of ethanolamine was published recently in PLoS Pathogens. Salmonella  uses ethanolamine as  a GPS to determine its location in the body and decide whether to feast and multiply … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]