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Bob Twarog, 1936-2019

January 10, 2019

Dear M&I colleagues, please see the announcement below   Bob Twarog, 1936-2019   I’m sorry to relay the sad news that Bob Twarog passed away on Thursday, January 3rd.  Bob was a highly respected and beloved member of the M&I faculty from 1965-2000. He investigated basic enzymology and biosynthetic processes in a number of bacteria, … Read more

2018 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology and AIDS Malignancy Symposium

January 3, 2019

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center virology and global oncology programs, in conjunction with the Duke Cancer Institute, hosted the 2018 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium at the Carolina Club on Dec. 13. Click her to read more

Harry Gooder, 1928-2018

June 8, 2018

  Harry Gooder passed away on Thursday, May 31. Many knew Harry during his years on the M&I faculty (1961-1996), and he served as acting/interim Chair four times. He is the only member of our Department to have been elected to a term as Chair of the UNC Faculty (1989-1991), and he also served as … Read more

Welcome, new M&I graduate students!

June 2, 2018

First year research rotations are done, so it’s time for graduate students to choose both a laboratory and a doctoral program to complete the requirements for their PhD. M&I is one of 14 doctoral programs that are selected by students who have been admitted through one of two interdisciplinary portals: the Biological and Biomedical Sciences … Read more

Stanley Falkow, 1934-2018

June 1, 2018

  The New York Times article below is a nice tribute to an influential scientist who fundamentally changed the field of infectious disease research by applying the newly emerging tools and strategies of molecular genetics. Perhaps just as important was the legacy of his remarkable track record of mentorship, with a long trainee list that … Read more

Jack Griffith elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences

May 5, 2018

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of its new members for 2018 — and this elite list includes our colleague, M&I Professor Jack Griffith! Only two other current NAS members have present/past faculty affiliations with M&I: Professor Jeff Dangl and Professor Emeritus Clyde Hutchison. And in UNC’s School of Medicine, Jack is one … Read more

Kara Eichelberger earned Dissertation Completion Fellowship

May 2, 2018

Congratulations to Microbiology & Immunology graduate student Kara Eichelberger and her mentor Bill Goldman! Kara has been awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the UNC Graduate School. The award includes $18,000 towards her stipend, plus payment of tuition, fees, and health insurance costs. Kara studies the initial events in development of pneumonic plague, a highly … Read more

Brandon Anjuwon-Foster receives G. Philip Manire Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award

March 18, 2018

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is pleased to announce that Brandon Anjuwon-Foster is the 2018 recipient of the $1,000 G. Philip Manire Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award. For his dissertation work in Rita Tamayo’s lab, Brandon explored how expression of motility and virulence functions in the bacterial pathogen Clostridium difficile are switched on … Read more