Category: People

Inside the The American Journal of Human Genetics: A Chat with CPHG’s Ani Manichaikul

Each month, the editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics interview an author of a recently published paper. This month they checked in with Ani to discuss her paper…

Naegle Lab’s Sam Crowl named to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Congratulations to Sam Crowl in Kristen Naegle’s Lab. Sam was named to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate…

Ani Manichaikul is a 2022 Pinn Scholar!

CPHG congratulates Dr. Ani Manichaikul who has been named to the 2022 class of UVA Pinn Scholars! The Pinn Scholars Award is named in honor of the extraordinary career of…

Civelek Lab’s Zhiwen Xu Selected as 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to Zhiwen Xu in Mete Civelek’s Lab. Zhiwen was selected as a 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholar. The scholarship program, which honors Senator Barry Goldwater, was designed to foster and…

CPHG’s Stephen Rich and Aakrosh Ratan Help Develop New Tool Called “Giraffe”

Scientists, including two University of Virginia researchers, have developed a powerful, inclusive new tool for genomic research that boosts efforts to develop more precise treatments for many diseases by leveraging…

Mete Civelek and Qianyi Yang Lead Lab in New Discovery on How Women’s Bodies Store Fat

School of Medicine researchers at the University of Virginia have identified a potential way to battle the health effects of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in women after discovering an…

Chongzhi Zang and Lab Members Publish Findings in Nature Immunology

With scientists counting on our immune systems’ “memory” to provide long-term protection against severe COVID-19, University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators have shed light on how…

CPHG’s Clint Miller, PhD Wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Join us in congratulating Dr. Clint Miller in receiving the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching from UVA's School of Medicine. The University of Virginia School of Medicine Awards for…

Farber Lab PhD Candidate, Arby Abood, helps address issues in science accessibility with the Genetics Society of America

Arby Abood, a Ph.D. Candidate in Charles Farber's Lab at CPHG helped organize and host an Arabic session of the Genetics Society of America's Multilingual Seminar Series. The "series offers…

CPHG Manichaikul Lab’s Study Reveals American Indigenous Ancestry Raises Hispanics’ Risk for OMEGA-3 Deficiency

Hispanic people with a high percentage of American Indigenous ancestry are at increased risk of a nutritional deficiency that could affect their heart health and contribute to harmful inflammation, new…