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Redemann, Stefanie_Mitotic Spindle in the C. elegans Embryo with Single Microtubule Resolution Large Scale 3D Electron Tomography

Mitotic spindle in the c. elegans embryo with single microtubule resolution via large-scale 3D
electron tomography, by Stefanie Redemann, PhD

The UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of just 54 in the nation to hold that designation by the National Cancer Institute, and the first in Virginia. Our more than 185 researchers, representing 25 academic departments, pursue discovery in support of cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Long recognized as a premier institution with substantial contributions to the understanding of cancer cellular and molecular biology, UVACCC’s work has grown to also emphasize translational, clinical and population-based research. With more than $82 million in annual funding, our research helps provide resources, tools and infrastructure needed to advance our understanding and treatment of cancer.

UVACCC’s work directly supports both patients seen by UVA Health clinicians, and individuals who live in the area UVACCC serves – 3.2 million people across 87 counties in Virginia and West Virginia. Throughout the region, UVACCC builds outreach partnerships focused on fostering awareness of cancer risks and improving access to screening and care.

Finally, UVACCC supports training the next generation of cancer researchers and clinicians. Robust education and career development activities serve participants ranging from elementary school students to junior faculty. In all of our research, outreach and educational efforts, UVACCC strives to support diversity, equity and inclusion in its community, in the healthcare profession and the sciences, and in delivery of care.