Category: News

Lelisa Gemta completes PhD

In March, Lelisa Gemta successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled: “Regulation of cellular metabolism in tumor infiltrating CD8+ T cells and its role in their dysfunction.”  His work (conducted in Bullock…

UVA Discovers Secret to Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

The lab of CIC member, Tim Bullock, has discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains their inability to destroy cancer tumors. The researchers believe…

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases, new…

Depression Medication Could Also Stop Deadly Sepsis

"Sepsis is very dangerous. In the U.S., 1.7 million [people] get it every year, and 270,000 people die,” said Carter Center member, Alban Gaultier of UVA’s Department of Neuroscience and…

Meet the Doc Who Discovered the Infamous Red Meat Allergy Spread by Ticks

Tom Platts-Mills, Carter Center member and Chief of UVA’s Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, is approaching his 50th year of research.  Here is an article that provides some interesting…

Surprise Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery Points to New Treatment

Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a…

Lyndsey Muehling completes PhD

In October, Lyndsey Muehling successfully defended her thesis “CD4+ T cell mechanisms of cross-protective rhinovirus immunity and rhinovirus-induced allergic asthma.” Her work in Judith Woodfolk’s lab focused on the role…

UVA Brain Discovery Named to List of ‘Most Promising Medical Advances’

More honors for Carter Center Member, Jonathan Kipnis! This time it is to honor his lab’s discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease…

Macular Degeneration — the Ambati Lab

Here is a interesting video that details one of the projects happening in lab of Carter Center Member, Jayakrishna Ambati. Click here to watch….    

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammatory Diseases

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation, and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases, new…