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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Alan Tubbs receives the D. Gordon Sharp Graduate Innovator Award

March 15, 2018

  The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is pleased to announce that Alan Tubbs is the 2018 recipient of the $500 D. Gordon Sharp Graduate Innovator Award. For his dissertation research, Alan conducted two distinct investigations that each substantially expanded topics under study in Ed Miao’s lab. Alan’s first project demonstrated that a high salt … Continued

Ashley Bone and Gabrielle Grandchamp: 2018 Horizon Awardees

March 10, 2018

Congratulations to Ashley Bone (M&I predoctoral student in Peggy Cotter‘s lab) and Gabrielle Grandchamp (M&I predoctoral student in Beth Shank‘s lab), recipients of this year’s Horizon Awards from the UNC Graduate School. The Horizon Award recognizes graduate students who have made “discoveries with future potential to benefit North Carolina (and beyond).” Ashley and Gabrielle were … Continued

David Margolis, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor

March 6, 2018

Congratulations to M&I Professor David Margolis, who has been honored with a Sarah Graham Kenan endowed professorship from UNC’s School of Medicine: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2018/march/unc-school-of-medicine-announces-three-new-sarah-graham-kenan-distinguished-professors