News

Keep up with the latest about the Department! News and events of interest to current, future, and former students/postdocs/staff/faculty are featured in the UNC Microbiology and Immunology LinkedIn Group.

The Microbiology department welcomes new faculty member Nat Moorman!

Nat is originally from Springfield, IL, and received his B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Nat then moved to St Louis, MO where he worked in the laboratory of Dr. David Leib studying herpes simplex virus pathogenesis...

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Understanding Inheritable Breast Cancer

Mutation in the BCRA2 gene has been identified as a genetic marker that indicates a predisposition for the development of breast cancer. Understanding how this tumor suppressor protein functions is vital in understanding disease progression...

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Micro/Immuno Graduate Student Wins Impact Award

Congratulations to Monika Schneider! Monika (from Dr. Jenny Ting's lab) was chosen from a large pool of UNC graduate student applicants from across all aspects of research to receive a Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award...

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In memory of Dr. G. Philip Manire

Phil Manire was a friend and mentor to many people in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, serving as Chair from 1966 to 1979. The Manire years were marked by a major growth in faculty and international recognition for molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology research at UNC. However, Phil's most lasting professional contribution was his nurturing leadership style that cemented a spirit of collegiality and family among a department of very diverse interests and personalities. Twenty-one years after his retirement, Phil died in his sleep on November 4, 2010...

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2nd Annual Postdoc Symposium

The second annual M&I Postdoc Research Symposium will be held Friday, November 12th in room 1131 Bioinformatics...

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Major technical advance in synthetic biology

The milestone achievement involves Dr. Clyde Hutchison, emeritus professor of the department, and a large research team at the J. Craig Venter Institute...

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Norma Berryhill Lecturer 2010…Dr. Jenny Ting

The medical school has announced that Dr. Jenny Ting, William Rand Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, will give the prestigious Norma Berryhill Lecture on Nov 3, 2010...

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Teaching award for Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Dr. Marcia Hobbs received the Freshman Basic Science Teaching Award for 2010 at the Annual Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony on Wed., Aug 18...

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National Academy of Sciences career profile: Dr. Jeff Dangl

The Academy has recently (July 2010) posted a detailed career profile online for our distinguished colleague...

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Distinguished Achievement Award 2010, for Mary Estes.

The American Gastroenterology Association gives its Distinguished Achievement Award for 2010 to our former student, Dr Mary Estes...

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