Category: News and Highlights

Jim Casanova and Bettina Winckler will be new Co-Directors of the Cell & Developmental Biology Graduate Program

Dr. Doug DeSimone, Chair of Cell Biology, has announced that Dr. James Casanova and Dr. Bettina Winckler, both Professors in the Department of Cell Biology, have been appointed as Co-Directors…

Jessica Neville Little awarded NIH F30 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

The Department of Cell Biology congratulates Jessica Neville Little, an MSTP (MD-PhD) student working in Dr. Noelle Dwyer’s laboratory, who has been awarded an NIH F30 Pre-Doctoral National Research Service…

Katrina McNeely awarded Wagner graduate fellowship

Congratulations to Katrina McNeely for being awarded a Wagner Graduate Fellowship.  Katrina is a graduate student in the Neurosciences Graduate Program and is conducting her dissertation research in the laboratory…

Pooja Sonavane awarded PhD in Cell Biology on May 20, 2018

Cell Biology graduate student Pooja Rajendra Sonavane was awarded her PhD during UVa’s graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 20th.  Her dissertation is entitled: “Mechanistic role of forces in the regulation…

Crystal Monique Richardson awarded PhD in Cell Biology

Cell Biology graduate student Crystal Monique Richardson participated in the UVa’s graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 20th.  She had officially been awarded her PhD in Cell Biology on December 21,…

Biotechnology Training Program Accepts New Students for 2018

The Biotechnology Training Program housed in Cell Biology is proud to announce the 2018 entering class of: Ivan Basurto, Merci Best, Rachel Bour, Shayla Clark, Andrew Heindel and Xavier Horton…

Rachel Silski is new Senior Administrative Assistant to the Chair

Doug DeSimone, Chair of Cell Biology, is delighted to announce that Rachel Silski is his new Senior Administrative Assistant effective April 2nd. Rachel has worked previously as Assistant to the…

2018 Whitfield Randolph Scholarship Award Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Neville Little, co-recipient of this year’s Whitfield Randolph Scholarship in Neuroscience.  Jessica is an MSTP (MD-PhD) student in her 3rd year of graduate training in Dr. Noelle Dwyer’s laboratory in the Department…

Bob Bloodgood receives 2018 Mulholland Award

At an award ceremony on February 23rd, faculty member Bob Bloodgood received one of the 2018 Mulholland Awards for Teaching Excellence in the Next Generation Medical Curriculum at UVa. He…

Cville Weekly Article, UVA researchers zero in on ebola “cure”

Ebola. The flu. The common cold. None of them have cures, or even adequate prevention drugs because they evolve and splay into thousands—possibly millions—of varying strains each year. Cell Biology…