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Researchers Sean R. Cuddy and Anna R. Cliffe have shed light on what causes herpes simplex virus to flare up.

The discovery could lead to new ways to prevent cold sores and recurrent herpes-related eye disease from reoccurring, the researchers report. “Herpes simplex recurrence has long been associated with stress,…

2021 Outstanding Research Achievement Award!

Congratulations to our Chair Kodi S. Ravichandran, PhD on receiving the 2021 Outstanding Research Achievement Award! "Ravichandran’s “discoveries have transformed the field and their impacts have been immense, both from…

Gioeli Lab: “Improving Diagnostic Capabilities for Prostate Cancer”

The novel RNA that Gioeli uncovered during his research – and named “HULLK” – has shown it can be detected in urine of prostate cancer patients. This discovery unlocks the…

Research and testing of antiviral drug that could possibly treat #COVID-19

“This is the first clinical trial to demonstrate an effective treatment for COVID-19,” said Patrick Jackson, MD, the principal investigator of the trial at UVA. “Remdesivir will be one tool…

Dr. Criss elected to the leadership team of the American Society of Microbiology’s (ASM) Council of Microbial Sciences!

CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Criss!  Being elected to a major leadership position in such an important professional society is a tribute to Dr. Criss' successful research program and leadership.  Most of all,…

Congratulations to our chair Dr. Kodi Ravichandran, one of 2019’s most highly cited researchers according to Web of Science!

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Web of Science Group revealed its annual list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2019. Six faculty members from the University of Virginia were among those…

Pancreatic Cancer Discovery Reveals How the Aggressive Cancer Fuels Its Growth

A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help explain how promising cancer drugs work – and for whom they will…

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…