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How Cancer Hijacks Wound Healing To Create Its Own Blood Supply

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread. The researchers have identified specific processes…

Jay Fox, Ph.D. joined WTVR to talk about how to avoid snake bites and what to do if you do get bitten

Watch Dr. Jay Fox in an interview about snake bites:   https://wtvr.com/2018/10/15/snakebites/ WTVR:  "RICHMOND, Va. - According to the World Health Organization, up to 5.4 million people are bitten by snakes…

Pioneering New 3D Cancer Model to Speed New Treatments

Dan Gioeli, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and the UVA Cancer Center, working with local biotech company HemoShear Therapeutics, has created a three-dimensional model of a cancer tumor that can…

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Finalist!

Justin Perry, PhD in the Ravichandran Laboratory, was selected as one of 35 finalists for the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. The Hanna H. Gray aims to recruit and retain early-career…

UVA Today Story on New UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute, Led by MIC Associate Professor Alison Criss

The UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute, a new pan-University Institute, will support new multidisciplinary research and educational activities to combat the most urgent and notorious infectious diseases plaguing humankind throughout…

Sho Morioka Received Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation Award

Sho Morioka, PhD in the Ravichandran lab was selected for the Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation Award this year. The award was given to postdoctoral researchers, assistant, associate and professors worldwide.…

Research study provides encouraging evidence in favor of SMAPs as potential anticancer drugs.

MIC Professor David Brautigan led one team of a multi-institutional project developing small molecule activators of protein phosphatase-2A , called SMAPs. The results were published on May 15, 2017 in…

Kathy Michels’ research on TV this morning!

Kathy Michels, graduate student in the Borna Mehrad Laboratory speakes about how the reseach in her lab could help patients beat deadly pneumonia.  Watch the news report. For a more…

Two undergraduate researchers receive Harrison Fellowships for research in the Gioeli lab

Congratulations to Ashe Allende and Rose Sleppy, two undergraduates in the Gioeli lab who received Harrison Fellowships!  Read more.

Tiffany Shand won a diversity supplement from the NIH!

Tiffany Shand in the Hui Zong lab has been funded by a diversity supplement from the NIH. What excited us even more are the comments from the program officer -…