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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…

Erickson Lab Ids Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites

Loren Erickson has, for the first time, identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. His work also provides an…

UVA Reveals E. Coli’s Secret for Causing the Worst Possible Infection

A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst infection possible. The new…

UVA-Led Program Seeks To Broaden The Pool of Stem Researchers

For students in the VA-NC Alliance for Minority Participation, a summer research program at the University of Virginia showed them career paths in STEM fields they hadn’t considered before and…

Unhealthy Gut Promotes Breast Cancer’s Spread, Study Finds

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer…

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…

$12.5 Million Grant Funds Ambitious Health Research Collaboration

Original Content can be found here from UVA’s News Room. A groundbreaking research collaboration at the School of Medicine that is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease…

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,…