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Richardson lab: Secrets of MRSA Success

February 1, 2013

That’s the title on the cover of the January 16, 2013 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, featuring an intriguing story about how a particularly hot strain of Staphylococcus aureus has evolved to combat host polyamines and alter the wound-healing response. See the article here and also the preview by Alonzo and Torres in the … Read more

AAI-LIfe Technologies Meritorious Career Award to Jenny Ting

February 1, 2013

Congratulations to Jenny Ting, who will be receiving this American Association of Immunologists career award for “outstanding research contributions to the field of immunology.” Jenny has been on the M&I faculty since 1984, and her research explores basic mechanisms of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. She will be recognized with this prestigious award at Immunology 2013, … Read more

Dr. William J. Cromartie, 1913-2013

February 1, 2013

Early in 2013, Bill Cromartie, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology, passed away in his 100th year. Bill was also at various times Chief of Infectious Disease Services in the Department of Medicine, Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, and North Carolina Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff. For over 30 years, he was one … Read more

Mike Cohen speaks at 2012 Commencement

December 16, 2012

M&I Professor Mike Cohen gave the UNC Commencement Address on Sunday, December 16th. The talk featured his trademark humor and touched on how his life and research have depended on collaboration, taking chances, and tenacity. Read a transcript of his remarks at the link below. Myron Cohen December Commencement Address

Lishan Su named as AAAS Fellow

December 12, 2012

The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced that Lishan Su, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, has been selected to be a 2012 AAAS Fellow. Each year, the Council considers thousands of nominations from all branches of science and selects Fellows from those whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement … Read more

NIH funding of UNC’s M&I Department now at record high

December 12, 2012

While most NIH grant paylines have been stuck at historical lows for years, our Department has just reached its highest level of NIH funding: $14.1 million in 2012, ranking us 6th among our peers (i.e., microbiology/immunology departments at public universities). Since the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research started compiling these data, this is the … Read more