Category: News and Highlights

UVA Today highlights Thisse Lab

In this UVA Today article, read about how UVA researchers Christine and Bernard Thisse first used fish embryos to tease out the developmental steps for creating more sophisticated mammal embryos…

UVAToday highlights two of our newest faculty members

In its October 25th edition, UVAToday features twelve new faculty from across grounds including Drs. Karen Hirschi and Saurabh Kulkarni from the Department of Cell Biology.  Both Drs. Hirschi (Alumni…

The Department of Cell Biology welcomes Dr. Uma Paila to the Developmental Genomics Center

Dr. Uma Paila was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Cell Biology where she will play a key role in the newly created Developmental Genomics Center.…

Dwyer lab shows how aberrant neural stem cell divisions cause brain malformation

Neural stem cells divide rapidly to grow the brain during development. The Dwyer Lab has discovered a role for the gene Cep55 in ensuring the speed and success rate of…

Karen Hirschi lab getting media attention for recent publications on the production of blood stem cells from endothelium

Dr. Karen Hirschi’s laboratory in Cell Biology (along with collaborators from Yale University and Stanford University) are attracting considerable attention for two papers published in December, 2020 (Inside UVa and…

Graduate student-run reflections on anti-racism and inclusion gaining attention

In response to the greatest social unrest in our country in a generation, a group of PhD students within the Cell and Developmental Biology training program, led by Faith Karanja,…

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…