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New Research Shows That Bacteria Get “Hangry,” Too

April 7, 2023

Adam Rosenthal, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, shows that genetically identical cells within a bacterial community have different functions, with some members behaving more docile and others producing the very toxins that make us feel ill. Have you ever been so hungry that you become angry, otherwise known as “hangry?” … Read more

Kelly Olsen defends her PhD!

April 7, 2023

Kelly Olsen defended her doctoral dissertation, Shared Minor Histocompatibility Antigen Discovery and Targeting in the Context of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant for Hematologic Malignancies. The presentation took place on Friday, February 24, 2023. Her research, which was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Benjamin Vincent, focused on the discovery of shared, leukemia-specific minor histocompatibility antigens … Read more

Scientists Create Long-acting Injectable Drug Delivery System for Tuberculosis

August 29, 2022

In 2020, more than 1.5 million people around the world died of tuberculosis (TB), marking the first time in more than a decade that annual TB deaths had increased and demonstrating the global need for better access to treatments. To address that problem, scientists with the UNC Department of Medicine, the UNC Institute for Global … Read more

9th Annual Graduate Student Welcome Event

June 1, 2022

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at UNC Chapel Hill held their 9th Annual Graduate Student Welcome event on May 20th, 2022. The program commenced with a symposium where new students presented on their chosen research projects. Families and guests of the students were invited to tour the Microbiology & Immunology facilities and attended an … Read more

Microbiology and Immunology trainees attend spring social event

March 11, 2022

On January 20th, student representatives from the Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) Student Leaders Planning Committee held a social event for M&I trainees. The occasion, attended by twenty graduate students and two post-docs, welcomed trainees to the Spring semester. All enjoyed several rounds of games, and the opportunity to network amongst their peers. The organizers also … Read more