Category: News and Highlights

Graduate Student Emily Billings recipient of the Jill Hungerford Award

We are pleased to announce that Emily Billings (graduate student in the Casanova lab) is the recipient of this year's Jill Hungerford Award. This award is provided through a generous…

Dr. Ann Sutherland awarded new grant to study mechanisms driving fundamental cell movement involved in early mammalian development.

Congratulations to Dr. Ann Sutherland for the recent award of an RO1 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development entitled “Vangl2 Function in Mammalian Convergent Extension.” Ann’s…

Tears of Joy: UVA Start-up Seeks to Bring New Eye Therapy to Millions

Despite spending billions of dollars annually on prescription and over-the-counter eye care products, millions of Americans suffer from chronic dry eye with few or no options for lasting relief. TearSolutions,…

Biology Department Announces Opening for Remaining Ivy Foundation Pratt Distinguished Professorship in Morphogenesis

The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is searching for an exceptional scientist to fill the endowed Ivy Chair in the area of Developmental Biology. The Department of…

Cell Surface Discovery May Lead to Major Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a new strategy for attacking cancer cells that could fundamentally alter the way doctors treat and prevent the deadly disease. By…

Biotechnology Training Program Renewed

NIGMS support for UVa’s Biotechnology Training Program, hosted by Cell Biology, was competitively renewed recently for years 15 through 20. Now at 10 funded slots, and currently 20 students, the…

Fertilization Discovery: Do Sperm Carry Tiny Harpoons?

Could the sperm harpoon the egg to facilitate fertilization? That’s the intriguing possibility raised by the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s discovery that a protein within the head of…

Drs. Bernard & Christine Thisse: U.Va. Smashes Barrier to Growing Organs from Stem Cells

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overcome one of the greatest challenges in biology and taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs…

Dr. Judith White: Drugs Show Promise for Stopping Deadly Ebola

U.Va. School of Medicine Researcher Judith M. White, PhD, says the discovery could lead to the repurposing of FDA approved drugs. View the story here.

Dr. Rick Horwitz, Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Cell Science

Rick spent the past 15 years in the Department of Cell Biology, as Harrison Distinguished Professor and University Professor, at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, where his lab…