News

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.

UNC Medical School awards Bruce Alexander the Basic Science Excellence in Teaching Award

Bruce Alexander is an integral aspect of the Microbiology teaching team. Bruce organizes, instructs and supervises the Medical School Microbiology Teaching Laboratory as well labs for Medical Microbiology (MCRO 251), and Introduction to Microbiology (MCRO 114) for the Dental School...

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Rodrigo Gonzalez awarded ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Rodrigo Gonzalez on being a recipient of the Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship...

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Researchers at UNC are leading a two-pronged assault in the battle on HIV.

A primary goal in the battle against HIV is to try to prevent transmission of HIV to uninfected partners of HIV+ individuals...

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Can you develop Type 2 diabetes from eating a diet high in saturated fat?

Recent studies published by Jenny Ting’s group in Nature Immunology indicate that diets high in saturated fats (but not unsaturated fats) drive an inflammatory response that can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes...

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Congratulations to Sun-ah Kang and Erin Steinbach!

The Symposium for Basic Immune Mechanisms was held in the Lineberger Cancer Center on Thursday, July 7th. Talks covered an array of topics ranging from virulence mechanisms of plant pathogens to the impact of smoking on Inflammatory Bowel Disease...

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New functions for NLR proteins

NLR proteins have been demonstrated to be important in initiating immune responses against pathogens...

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Dr. Tony Richardson selected as Pew scholar

Anthony Richardson, PhD, in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was one of twenty-two of America’s most promising scientists to be named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts...

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Mark Johnson wins a Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology congratulates Mark Johnson (Tisch Lab) on receiving a Dissertation Completion Fellowship...

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UNC researchers show how genetics influence pathogenicity

In the search for potential vaccine targets for Yersina pestis (the organism that causes the bubonic or pneumonic plague), Dr. Eric Weening and collaborators from the Virginia Miller lab have demonstrated that differences in the mouse genetic background can influence pathogenicity and virulence...

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