News and Events

F30 fellowship for MIC Graduate Student!

Sayo McCowin was awarded an F30 fellowship to support his graduate research, "Polymorphisms link Protein Kinase C-a to Cryptosporidia susceptibility in 1st year of life" in Bill Petri's lab. This grant…

Congratulations Dr. Derre!

Please join us in congratulating Isabelle Derre – she has been promoted to Associate Professor!  Isabelle had excellent credentials and received high praise from her peers throughout the country.

Congratulations Dr. Ewald!

Dr. Sarah Ewald has had a great couple of weeks. First, she got the 3-year R21 Trailblazer Award, and now she has received the R35 Early Stage Investigator MIRA award…

Graduation 2020!!

Congratulations to the 9 MIC students who received their PhDs on May 16 and the 2 MSTPs who received their dual degrees! They were all celebrated at the BIMS ceremony…

Chris Medina – Peach Award Winner!

Congratulations to MIC Student Chris Medina from the Ravichandran lab for winning the 2020 Michael J Peach Outstanding Graduate Student Award!

Team-Up Targets Spinal Cord Injuries

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, and Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, are teaming up to understand why critical nerve cells called neurons continue to die after spinal cord injuries. So little is known that…

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…

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…