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Roland Tisch receives 2013 JDRF Living & Giving Award

June 7, 2013

Congratulations to M&I Professor Roland Tisch, who was presented with the Living & Giving Award at The Hope Gala on April 27. This prestigious charity event is sponsored by the regional chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. The annual award recognizes “outstanding community leaders who have … Read more

Welcome, new 2013 M&I graduate students!

May 28, 2013

It’s that time of year when most first-year BBSP students select a dissertation lab and a graduate program, having completed at least three rotations. On May 23rd, fourteen BBSP presented their most recent rotation research at an all-afternoon symposium. Afterwards, department faculty and students welcomed them at a reception – many thanks to Michelle Palacios … Read more

News and Photos from the M&I Symposium and Alumni Reunion

May 28, 2013

Great to see so many of you at our first M&I Symposium and Alumni Reunion on May 16th! Fifty alumni joined more than 170 students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and colleagues with current or past connections to our Department. The program’s 13 talks – six by alumni and seven by M&I junior faculty – were followed … Read more

Congratulations to M&I 2012-2013 Graduates!

May 20, 2013

Twelve M&I graduate students completed their PhD work during this past academic year. Below is a short summary of the doctoral work and current activities/plans: Aadra Bhatt completed her PhD in May 2013 in Blossom Damania’s lab, working on Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesviral cancers with an emphasis on signaling and metabolism. She will perform a short … Read more

Reminder/Update: M&I Symposium and Alumni Reunion (May 16-17, 2013)

April 29, 2013

Dear M&I students/postdocs/faculty/staff/colleagues (past and present): If you have not already done so, please be sure this is on your calendars and register at the link below! On May 16, our Department will be hosting a full-day symposium featuring M&I alumni and new M&I faculty talking about their research in virology, immunology, and microbial pathogenesis. … Read more

Biologist elected as the next Chancellor at UNC – Chapel Hill

April 29, 2013

  Carol Folt will replace Holden Thorp as Chancellor on July 1. Folt is an internationally recognized environmental scientist who has had a series of senior academic and administrative roles at Dartmouth. See the UNC Gazette News article.

More M&I graduate student awards

April 12, 2013

A wide variety of external awards to M&I graduate students were featured at the 2013 Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration Winners of national fellowships and research awards: Rodrigo Gonzalez (Miller lab): American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship Ankunda Kariisa (Tamayo lab): American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship … Read more

Sean Gregory receives Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

April 12, 2013

Sean Gregory won the 2013 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award. Only four of these campus-wide awards are made each year, and Sean was selected for the area of Biological & Life Sciences. Sean was a graduate student in Blossom Damania’s lab and is currently a postdoc with David Knipe at Harvard Medical School.