Category: Uncategorized

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…

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…