Category: News and Highlights

Anti-Racism Efforts in Cell Biology – A Start

All of us have been struggling to come to terms with the horror of George Floyd’s death and to confront the reality of continuing entrenched racism within our society.  Gustavo…

Chris Bott chosen as 2020 CDB training program Outstanding Student of the Year

Recent PhD graduate Christopher Bott has been chosen as the Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) training program’s Outstanding Student of the Year. As such, he will the CDB Program’s nominee…

2020 SDB Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) has announced that Dr. Ray Keller, Professor of Biology and Cell Biology, will receive the 2020 SDB Lifetime Achievement Award this July at the…

Adrian Halme and Katia Sol-Church receive Educational Fellowship Award for improvement of the PhD Programs at the SoM.

Adrian Halme, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, and Katia Sol-Church, Research Professor of Pathology, have recently received an Educational Fellowship Award from the UVa School of Medicine. Their proposal was…

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…