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Alison Criss Involved in Starting BUILDING BRIDGES Lecture Series Celebrating the Successes of Interdisciplinary Research

In partnership with UVA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the four multidisciplinary institutes are kicking off a Building…

MIC supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for the 12th year in a row. Thank you Dan Gioeli!

Each year the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for middle and high school students with a donation!  Dan Gioeli, PhD…

TechGirls learn about neutrophils and programming

Alison Criss joined Jeff Saucerman in BME at a TechGirls event for middle-school girls in Charlottesville-Albemarle, where they learned how to program using the platform Scratch (from MIT). The programming activity…

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation

We would like to extend a huge congrats to Dr. Kodi Ravichandran (PSTG Preceptor and Chair of Microbiology) and his team of researchers for their new exciting discovery! He and…

Panel aimed at trainees looking towards opportunities post PhD

At the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Dr. Criss launched a panel on "Navigating Career Paths in Microbial Pathogenesis." Convener was Ashley Haines, professor at Norfolk State. Panelists were Carleitta Paige-Anderson,…

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes. She brought in Petri dishes for the students to test the microbial load on different surfaces, before and after wiping them…

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…

Park Lab develops model to test numerous cancer genes and mutations simultaneously

One of the biggest obstacles for cancer researchers today is the sheer volume of variables at play when a healthy cell turns cancerous. This often makes it difficult for researchers…

Alison Criss Laboratory Reveals How ‘Super Gonorrhea’ Resists the Human Immune System

"UVA’s new research sheds important light on how the gonorrhea bacterium defeats the body’s antimicrobial defenses. Gonorrhea, the scientists determined, takes a two-fisted approach to neutralizing lysozyme, an enzyme that…

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)

We are proud to announce that Becky Stanhope from Isabelle Derré's laboratory received a score of 10 on her F31 application “ Characterization of a Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane protein…

Congratulations 2018-2019 CIC/MIC Postdoctoral Travel Award Winners!

Claire Rosean and Robin Lindsay won the 2018-2019 CIC/MIC Postdoctoral Travel Award. This award is intended to aid in the professional development within the applicant's area of expertise, by supporting…

F31 fellowship to support graduate research on C. difficile

Alyse Frisbee was awarded an F31 fellowship to support her graduate research, "Balancing TLR2 and IL-33 immune pathways to protect during epidemic C. difficile infection" in Bill Petri's lab. This…

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…

MIC Group reveals how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA.

Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, Drs. Mitch Smith, Dean Kedes and Margret Grant and Laboratory technicians Aiola Stoja and Matt Loftus in the Department of Microbiology at the University of…

Dr. Drew Dudley at the Award Ceremony of the AARC

Drew Dudley received the Bayer/AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Innovation and Discovery Award this month at the Annual AACR meeting in Chicago.

R01 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to MIC Assistant Professor Anna Cliffe

Congratulations to Anna Cliffe on receiving an R01 to support her research on “Cell stress-mediated changes in the Herpes simplex virus type 1 chromatin structure during reactivation from latent infection”.…

Congratulations to Drew Dudley, PhD who has received a Bayer/AACR Innovation and Discovery Award

Congratulations to Drew Dudley who has received a Bayer/AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Innovation and Discovery Award. This grant will promote the key tenets of the Bayer Grants4Targets Initiative, providing…