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Congratulations to Jochen Zimmer and his lab on their publication in Nature

Congratulations to Jochen Zimmer and his lab on the publication of the structure and mechanism of substrate recognition of hyaluronan synthase in Nature (). Hyaluronan is a ubiquitous acidic glycosaminoglycan…

Congratulating Ahmad Jomaa on the publication of his latest research article in Science

We congratulate Assistant Professor, Ahmad Jomaa, for his latest research article published in the journal Science. Mechanism of signal sequence handover from NAC to SRP on ribosomes during ER-protein targeting…

Swapnil Sonkusare receives the 2022 ASPET Mid Career Award in Cardiovascular Physiology

Congratulations to Swapnil Sonkusare for receiving the 2022 ASPET Mid Career Award in Cardiovascular Physiology. Dr. Sonkusare joins a distinguished group of award winners who are recognized for their excellence…

Dr. Jochen Zimmer Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

We congratulate Dr. Jochen Zimmer for being named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator on September 23, 2021. The HHMI announcement can be found here.  Jochen is one of 33…

Peter Kasson named 2021 Pinn Scholar for his timely project “Protecting against future pandemic viruses that don’t yet infect humans.”

Pinn Scholars are mid-career faculty selected on the basis of their scientific expertise and research productivity, and contributions to the School of Medicine and to the greater research community, including…

Congratulations Pornillos Lab for paper in Science on reconstitution of HIV replication

There is great news from Owen Pornillos' lab. They published a paper in Science on the Reconstitution and visualization of capsid-dependent replication of HIV transcription.  See  

Biophysical Society names Dr. Lukas Tamm in their 2021 Class of Fellows

Dr. Lukas Tamm has been honored as a member of the 2021 Class of Fellows in recognition for his contributions to our understanding of the structural biology and functional biophysics…

Ai Lab develops improvement to fluorescent biosensors widely used in scientific and medical research.

Congratulations to Dr. Huiwang Ai and his lab, on their new red-shifted biosensor paper published in Nature Chemical Biology and  highlighted in UVA Today by Science feature writer Josh Barney.…

Jochen Zimmer’s lab published structure of plant cellulose synthase in Science

Jochen Zimmer’s lab published structure of plant cellulose synthase in Science. Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer produced on earth. Cellulose synthase is an trimeric integral membrane protein that stiches…

Important paper on COVID-19 spread by Peter Kasson and Lynn Kamerlin getting world news coverage

Managing COVID-19 spread with voluntary public-health measures: Sweden as a case study for pandemic control Shina C L Kamerlin, Peter M Kasson  Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa864,   Published: 01 July…

We celebrate Mateusz Czub from Wladek Minor’s lab, recently awarded a Wagner fellowship

Please join us in congratulating Mateusz Czub for earning the Robert R. Wagner Fellowship. In 1997, Bob and Mary Wagner established The Robert R. Wagner Fellowship Fund with the goal…

Congratulations to the Isakson Lab! In the course of 8 days, Dr. Brant Isakson and his Lab received a lot of great news…

            In the course of 8 days, Dr. Brant Isakson and his Lab received a lot of great news: —Claire Ruddiman (2nd year Pharm student…

Congratulations Dr. Minor: Testosterone discovery may explain low levels in men with diabetes.

March 27, 2019 Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu UVa Today Scientists at the University of Virginia and elsewhere have mapped out how the body transports testosterone, and their surprising findings may explain…

Dr. Owen Pornillos, 2019 Class of Pinn Scholars

Congratulations to Dr. Owen Pornillos who joined the 2019 Class of Pinn Scholars.  Pinn Scholars are selected on the basis of their scientific expertise and contributions to the School of…

Congratulations! Excellence of Teaching Award for Dr. Barbie Pornillos

Dr. Barbie Ganser-Pornillos is one of this year’s recipients of the University of Virginia School of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Dean David S. Wilkes will recognize Dr. Ganser-Pornillos’…

Dean David S. Wilkes announces that Lukas Tamm, PhD, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Tamm received his basic training in molecular biosciences at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland. He spent a year at Cornell University studying microtubules by electron microscopy…

Team led by Wladek Minor, PhD creates guide for the submicroscopic world inside us

Wladek Minor's group has "established new guidelines for scientists mapping out the body molecule by molecule to help us better understand how our cells use metals such as iron and…

Minor Lab’s publication has been featured on the cover of Nature Protocols!

Metals play a variety of essential roles in biological processes, but are often improperly modeled or misidentified in protein structures determined by various methods. The Minor Lab’s publication outlining the best…

C-ville article: Researching Ebola cure

"Ebola. The flu. The common cold. None of them have cures, or even adequate prevention drugs because they evolve and splay into thousands—possibly millions—of varying strains each year."  Molecular Physiology…

We welcome Dr. Stefanie Redemann!

Stefanie Redemann, Assistant Professor is joining our department and the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology. The Redemann Lab is interested in uncovering and understanding the underlying principles of spindle…