Keep up with the latest about the Department! News and events of interest to current, future, and former students/postdocs/staff/faculty are featured in the UNC Microbiology and Immunology LinkedIn Group.

  • Jason Wong: 2019 Horizon Awardee

    Each year, the UNC Graduate School recognizes graduate students and recent graduate alumni with the Horizon Award. The Horizon Award goes to students whose research holds extremely high potential for making a significant contribution to the educational, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being of North Carolina citizens and beyond. This year, the Graduate School recognized … Continued

  • Bob Twarog, 1936-2019

    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, … Continued

  • 2018 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology and AIDS Malignancy Symposium

    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

      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 … Continued

  • Welcome, new M&I graduate students!

    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

      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

  • Blossom Damania receives Doctoral Mentoring award

    Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

  • Jack Griffith elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences

    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

    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

  • M&I Professor Victor Garcia selected for 2018 Narayan Lectureship

    Garcia Receives Neurovirology Award Click here to read more