Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology is the largest basic science department at UVA, comprising an outstanding group of faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows conducting cutting-edge research in many exciting areas of basic biology and human disease.

Our research takes an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach to address questions in three key major fields: Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.

Mike Kovacs

Dr. Michael Kovacs has been selected as the 2023 MIC Outstanding Student!

Dr. Michael Kovacs, from Tajie Harris’s laboratory, has been selected as the 2023 MIC Outstanding Student. He received his Award with the Outstanding students from the other BIMS Graduate Programs at the GBS Symposium on March 17th 2023, where he also presented a seminar of his work.

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Nadia Holness

Shoutout to MIC Student Nadia Holness!

Congratulations to Nadia Holness, graduate student in Sarah Ewald's lab, on being selected for the highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship. Holness’ project is designed to understand how a cell recognizes that it is infected. She hopes to learn why some microbes within the host cell are detected and destroyed while others in the same cell evade immune clearance.

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Johnson Ung

Graduate student Johnson Ung receives an F99/K00 Award.

Johnson Ung, who is a graduate student in the Loughran lab will receive a prestigious two year F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute in September 2023. Johnson’s project is entitled ‘Mechanisms and In Vivo Efficacy of Synergistic Acid Ceramidase and Bcl-2 Inhibition in Acute Myeloid Leukemia’. Congratulations Johnson!

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Support Our Research

Every Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer researcher is dedicated to discovering the mechanisms that will eventually lead to new understandings of diseases and their cures. Your contribution can help ensure our efforts in furthering this research. Please consider contributing to:
Robert Kadner Memorial Fund 14702
Parsons-Weber-Parsons Fellowship 21057
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, Cancer Biology 12331