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CIC Research Associate Ashley Wilson Receives Prestigious DoD Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Dr. Ashley Wilson, a CIC Research Associate in the Engelhard Lab, was recently awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Horizon Award. The one-year postdoctoral fellowship has…

‘Bad Guy’ Cells Unexpectedly Prove Vital For Stopping Deadly Bug

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified immune cells vital for protecting us from potentially fatal C. difficile bacterial infections. Surprisingly, those cells are often vilified…

CIC Members, Pompano & Lukens Awarded Hartwell Fellowships

University of Virginia chemist Rebecca Pompano is looking for ways to turn children’s immune systems against pediatric cancers. Neuroscientist John Lukens is investigating links between gastrointestinal inflammation, dysfunctional immune responses…

UVA Researchers Link Immune Cells, Weight Control, Disease Resistance

Researchers Identify Genetic Factors Governing Immune Response to Viruses New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shown how our DNA determines our ability to fight off viruses, revealing that…

Baffling Lab Mystery Leads to Major Red Blood Cell Discovery

Researchers Can Trigger Production of Oxygen-Carrying Cells on Demand. A bizarre result of a routine lab experiment has led researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to an unexpected new way…