Category: News and Highlights

Best Oral Presentation awards for the 2019 Cell Biology Research Retreat

A Cell Biology research retreat was held on October 11th in the newly renovated meeting space on the 3rdfloor of Pinn Hall.  Best Presentation awards were presented in both graduate…

Lois Rowsey honored for her long service to the Department of Cell Biology

On Friday, October 4th,  Lois Rowsey was honored at a luncheon at the Boar's Head Inn for her long term service to the Department of Cell Biology.  For 36 years, Lois was…

Judy White research paper on Ebola virus receives special recognition

A recent research paper from Judy White’s laboratory entitled "An exploration of conditions proposed to trigger the Ebola virus glycoprotein for fusion" has been selected by the editors of the…

Ray Keller honored by University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Integrative Biology has named a chaired professorship after distinguished UVa developmental biologist Ray Keller, the Thomas Jefferson Professor of Biology and Professor of Cell…

Abby Antoine Awarded NIH NRSA Award

Abigail Antoine, a Cell and Developmental Biology PhD student working  in the laboratory of Dr. Brant Isakson (Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics) has been awarded a highly competitive…

Jessica Neville Little successfully defends PhD dissertation

Jessica Little, a student in the combined MD-PhD (MSTP) program, has successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled "Mutations of key cytokinetic abscission mediators cause microcephaly". Her exciting research, conducted in…

Danielle DaCrema receives Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Cell Biology graduate student Danielle DaCrema has been awarded the prestigious Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington,…

Congratulations to Chris Bott from the Winckler Lab!

Congratulations to Chris Bott!  He won our second image of the month competition with his image "The skeleton of a baby neuron: The labeled cytoskeleton of a baby mouse neuron…

Doug DeSimone elected as Fellow of the AAAS

Congratulations to Doug DeSimone, Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, who has just been elected a Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his…

Winckler Lab discovery getting media attention

A recent article in UVa Today by Josh Barney highlights recent work from the lab of Dr. Bettina Winckler that challenges scientific dogma about how neurons stay healthy by disposing…