“Balancing Immune Homeostasis with the Need to Respond to Endogenous Danger Signals”

The first annual Carter Symposium -- Monday, April 30, 2018, 1-5 PM, Pinn Hall Conference Center was a smashing success with a packed house!  Thanks to all who attended.   The speakers were -- - Alexander Rudensky, PhD, Chair, Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - … [Read more...]

Nanoarchitecture of a viral chromatin tether

CIC research, Dean Kedes and his collaborators have recently published findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing their work with super-resolution microscopy. Click here to read the UVA Today article. Click here to read the PNAS report. … [Read more...]

Getting past the blood-brain barrier

The team of CIC researcher, Jonathan Kipnis continues to make great progress in neuro-immunology.  In a recent article published in "The Journal of Experimental Medicine", Kipnis' team reveals both new ways to get macrophages past the blood-brain barrier and also a means of tracking those cells … [Read more...]

Larry Lum and immunotherapy for brain cancers

In this article, Carter Center researcher, Larry Lum, discusses the uses of immunotherapy for brain cancers (e.g. glioblastoma) -- and the long and winding road of challenges that we face in developing cures. Read more.... … [Read more...]

Marissa Gonzales wins AAI Travel Award

Marissa Gonzales (Bullock Lab) has won an AAI Travel Award to attend "IMMUNOLOGY 2018" which will be held in Austin, Texas this May. … [Read more...]

Desai Lab develops a new approach to inflammation in the brain.

The lab of Carter Center Member, Bimal Desai, recently published findings on a new approach to controlling inflammation on the other side of the blood-brain barrier. To read the "UVA Today" article, click here. To read the "Immunity" article, click here. … [Read more...]

Amber Woods completes PhD

In November, Amber Woods successfully defended her thesis "Effector CD8 T-cell entry into subcutaneous and intraperitoneal B16 melanoma tumors". Her work in Vic Engelhard's lab examined the requirements for CD8 T-cell entry into B16 melanomas growing in different anatomic locations. She found that … [Read more...]

Criss Named Pinn Scholar

CIC member, Alison Criss was named one of the four Pinn Scholars for 2017-2018. The Pinn Scholars program was designed to support and recognize our mid-level faculty and is named in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn, a graduate of the UVA School of Medicine Class on 1967, founding director of the Office of … [Read more...]

Ambati and Kerur — Macular Degeneration

CIC members, Jayakrishna Ambati and Nagaraj Kerur have just published a paper in "Nature Medicine" dealing with inflammation and Macular Degeneration. To read the UVA Newsroom article, click here. To go to Ambati's "Nature Medicine" article, click here... … [Read more...]

Tom Loughran and the LGL Leukemia Registry

It's an exciting time to be in Cancer Immunology. This article discusses diagnostic possibilities open to CIC member and UVA Cancer Center Director, Thomas P. Loughran, MD. Read more.... And here is a link to The LGL Leukemia Registry page. Read more.... … [Read more...]