Global Infectious Diseases Institute Poised to Move Forward After First Meeting

The Global Infectious Diseases Institute Poised to Move Forward After First Meeting. Alison Criss, a CIC member and Director or the Institute outlined the request for proposals to the Institute. Read more..... … [Read more...]

Morioka Receives Kanae Foundation Award

Sho Morioka, PhD in the lab or CIC researcher, Kodi Ravichandran was awarded a Kanae Foundation Grant. Read more.... … [Read more...]

Rutkowski Awarded a Susan G. Komen Grant

CIC Resident Faculty Member, Melanie Rutkowski was recently awarded a $450K grant to study the impact of the microbiome on breast cancer, in particular metastatic forms of the disease. The award was made by The Susan G. Komen Organization. The Susan G. Komen Organization addresses breast cancer … [Read more...]

Developing new therapies: Lee, Lum, Kipnis

A broad array of therapies are being developed within the UVA immunology community. The first section of the article focuses on Trey Lee's CAR T cell work. The subsequent sections focus on the work of CIC faculty members, Larry Lum and Jonathan Kipnis. Read more.... … [Read more...]

Melanoma group collaborations moving forward

Collaborations among researchers interested in Melanoma are moving forward. This article concerns Ken Hsu's new grant and the way it weaves into the work of Carter Center faculty members, Don Hunt, Craig Slingluff and Tim Bullock. Read more.... … [Read more...]

The Rutkowski lab wins an AAI travel award

Recently, Melanie Rutkowski was granted a travel award from the American Association of Immunologists which provides funds for the PIs or members of their labs to another laboratory to learn a technique that is not readily available to their institution. Fortunately, this award has been amplified … [Read more...]

The impact of antibiotics on the microbiome…

Carter Center member, Bill Petri, talks about the impact of over-prescription of antibiotics on the microbiome and the new paper published in "PLoS Pathogens" with his colleagues. UVA Newsroom article PLoS Pathogens page. … [Read more...]

Melchor and Byrnes awarded a ‘Double Hoo’

Two members of the Sarah Ewald lab, Stephanie Melchor (a graduate student) Kari Byrnes (an undergraduate), were awarded a joint Double-Hoo award to study how local tissue inflammation during Toxoplasma infection can lead to chronic muscle wasting and cachexia. Melchor and Byrnes will use microscopy … [Read more...]

Criss — Director of the new Global Infectious Diseases Institute

Carter Center faculty member, Allison Criss has been appointed the director of the new Global Infectious Diseases Institute, a pan-University effort to reformulate the ways we respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Read more.... … [Read more...]

Emily Mercadante completes her PhD

In June, Emily Mercadante (Lorenz Lab) successfully defended her thesis “The Role of SHP-1 in regulating the T cell response to suppression by regulatory T cells”. This work identified a novel role for SHP-1 as a regulator of CD4+ and CD8+ T cell susceptibility to regulatory T cell suppression in … [Read more...]