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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…

Poster Award for Tania Strilets at the RNA 2023 Conference in Singapore

Tania Strilets,  a third year graduate student in Mariano Garcia-Blanco's  group recently attended the RNA 2023 Conference, the 28th annual meeting of the RNA Society. She presented a poster titled…

MS Discovery IDs Factor That Shapes Your Risk

Researchers led by Mariano Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology have discovered a key determinant of our risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), advancing…

New Cancer Discoveries From Andrew C. Dudley, PhD, Lab to Enhance Immunotherapy and Help Prevent Breast Cancer from Spreading

Two new discoveries from the Dudley lab at UVA Cancer Center highlight the different roles of blood vessels in solid tumors — and the findings could help prevent breast cancer…

Melissa Kendall, PhD Named UVA Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellow

Congratulations to Melissa Kendall, Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology who was one of 3 faculty in the School of Medicine selected as University of Virginia Shannon Center Mid-Career…

CONGRATULATIONS MIC Graduates 2022-23!

Congratulations to our 11 students who graduated with a PhD in Microbiology in the 2022-23 academic year.

Welcome MIC students! Twelve new PhD students joined MIC and were celebrated in the White Coat ceremony.

Twelve new PhD students joined MIC and were celebrated in the White Coat ceremony.

The dengue virus combines molecules from its RNA with mosquito saliva to foil the human immune system

The saliva of mosquitoes infected with dengue viruses contains a substance that thwarts the human immune system and makes it easier for people to become infected with the potentially deadly…

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD awarded new grant: Gut microbiome-mediated differences within the pre-malignant mammary tissue environment enhance early breast tumor metastasis

Congratulations to Melanie Rutkowski, PhD on her new RO1 grant!  Total funds: 3.3 Millions. The goal of award is to define how the gut microbiome distally orchestrates cellular and molecular…

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD Principal Investigator for American Cancer Society Research Grant

The American Cancer Society is backing the UVA Cancer Center’s efforts to nurture promising ideas from early career scientists that could lead to important breakthroughs in our understanding of cancer…