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Baric and Heise Labs: Viral infections in the context of natural genetic diversity

Ralph Baric and Mark Heise have been awarded a five-year, $21.4M NIAID grant entitled "System immunogenetics of biodefense pathogens in the Collaborative Cross..."

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Rawls Lab: Gut Microbes Make for Fattier Fish

That’s the title of a preview article for a new Cell Host & Microbe paper, “Microbiota Regulate Intestinal Absorption and Metabolism of Fatty Acids in the Zebrafish,” from co-corresponding authors John Rawls and Steven Farber...

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Jobin Lab: Changes in microbiota may lead to colorectal cancer

A study recently published in Science illustrates important relationships between inflammation, gut microbiota, and tumorigenesis...

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Ting Lab: Inhibition of inflammation via novel NLR protein

In the August 5th edition of Nature Immunology, Jenny Ting’s group reports the identification of a novel NLR protein that inhibits an important inflammatory pathway…

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Margolis lab: Understanding HIV latency

David Margolis’s group, in collaboration with Alan Perelson’s lab in Los Alamos, has been trying to understand the persistence of HIV infection despite treatment with antiretroviral drugs...

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Tisch Lab: New antibody therapy may reverse progression of diabetes in NOD mice

Roland Tisch's group has discovered an immunotherapy that appears to be able to reverse the development of Type I diabetes in mice...

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Damania Lab finds target in metabolic pathway for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Researchers in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology have identified possible targets in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR metabolic pathway that could be used in the fight against non-Hodgkin lymphoma...

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Ankunda Kariisa awarded ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Ankunda Kariisa, a graduate student in Rita Tamayo’s lab, on being selected by the American Society for Microbiology as a recipient of the highly competitive Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship...

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