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Lukas Tamm – President of the Biophysical Society – interviewed for the Biophysical Society Newsletter

Dr. Lukas Tamm is now the president of the Biophysical Society. He was interviewed by their newsletter editors. https://biophysics.cld.bz/Biophysical-Society-Newsletter-February-2017/4

Congratulations Center Members, Brant Isakson and Jochen Zimmer, honored as Pinn Scholars of the School of Medicine

The Pinn Scholars program was designed to support and recognize our mid-level faculty and is named in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn, the only woman and only African American graduate…

Congratulations to Dr. Ed Egelman, UVA 2016 Distinguished Scientist

            Biochemist Edward H. Egelman (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications) Excerpt from the article in UVA Today, October 03, 2016, by Fariss Samarrai, farisss@virginia.edu…

Odysseus 1 Award to Dr. Kodi Ravichandran, PhD

"Congratulations to Kodi Ravichandran, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, on receiving the Odysseus 1 Award, from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium.…

Eyleen J. O’Rourke Awarded the 2016 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

    From the Pew Charitable Trusts website: "The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement…

Published in Nature: Jochen Zimmer’s observation of cellulose biosynthesis and translocation

Abstract Many biopolymers, including polysaccharides, must be translocated across at least one membrane to reach their site of biological function. Cellulose is a linear glucose polymer synthesized and secreted by…

Peter Kasson’s Wallenberg Academy Fellowship

Computer model of how the influenza virus invades cells Every year, influenza vaccines save many lives, but no effective medicines are available to those who have already been infected. Wallenberg…

Ebola’s ‘Fist’: U.Va. Unlocks How Deadly Virus Smashes Into Human Cells

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how the deadly Ebola virus punches its way into the cytoplasm of cells. The finding identifies an important target for blocking…