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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Mike Cohen elected to the Institute of Medicine

October 22, 2012

M&I faculty member Mike Cohen (J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Associate Vice Chancellor Global Health) is one of 70 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This is just the latest in a string of honors for Mike, who headed the clinical trial (NIAID HPTN 052) that was named by … Continued

Rawls Lab: Gut Microbes Make for Fattier Fish

October 22, 2012

That’s the title of a preview article for a new Cell Host & Microbe paper, “Microbiota Regulate Intestinal Absorption and Metabolism of Fatty Acids in the Zebrafish,” from co-corresponding authors John Rawls and Steven Farber…

Margolis lab: Understanding HIV latency

August 10, 2012

David Margolis’s group, in collaboration with Alan Perelson’s lab in Los Alamos, has been trying to understand the persistence of HIV infection despite treatment with antiretroviral drugs…