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Ed Miao selected as Yang Biomedical Scholar

October 14, 2016

  Congratulations to M&I Associate Professor Ed Miao, who is one of this year’s recipients of the Yang Family Biomedical Scholars Award. These annual awards were established by Yuanqing Yang to honor some of the most promising recently tenured faculty at UNC’s School of Medicine.

Farewell to Tom Kawula

October 12, 2016

  An academic leadership opportunity located near his boyhood home was too much to resist for M&I Professor Tom Kawula, who has been on the UNC faculty for nearly 25 years. During that time, Tom has built an international reputation for his research on bacterial pathogens including Haemophilus ducreyi and Francisella tularensis. He has also … Read more

de Silva lab selected for EU’s Horizon 2020 Zika initiative

October 10, 2016

The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.

2016 Postdoctoral Mentoring Award: Aravinda de Silva

October 3, 2016

Congratulations to Aravinda de Silva for being selected as a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Mentor Award from UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. This campus-wide award “recognizes a faculty member or advisor who has engaged in exceptional mentoring of postdoctoral scholars.” A recognition ceremony, marking the end of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, will be held … Read more

Stan Lemon and colleagues: A mouse model of type A hepatitis

October 2, 2016

A new Science Magazine report describes the first non-primate mammalian model of infection for hepatitis A virus, providing insights into the mechanisms restricting host range and modulating innate immune responses. The work is a collaboration between the labs of M&I Professors Stan Lemon, Jason Whitmire, Jenny Ting, and colleagues at UNC and NCSU. UNC researchers … Read more

Clyde Hutchison, Then and Now

October 1, 2016

An article in the August issue of The Scientist profiles the life and career of M&I Professor Emeritus Clyde Hutchison: Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist

Baric & colleagues: Immunotherapy for Zika

August 15, 2016

  Research from the labs of M&I Professors Ralph Baric, Mark Heise, and Aravinda de Silva demonstrates how cross-reacting antibodies from convalescent dengue patients may help protect against Zika virus: Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika infection

Victor Garcia-Martinez honored as Smithies Investigator

May 30, 2016

  Congratulations to M&I Professor J. Victor Garcia, who has just been named one of the first Smithies Investigators at UNC. This annual award was established to recognize highly accomplished senior faculty members and honors UNC Nobel Prize winner Oliver Smithies. See the story at the link below. Mohlke, Garcia-Martinez named Smithies Investigators

Five questions for Blossom Damania

May 27, 2016

  M&I Professor Blossom Damania talks about past and future career challenges as she begins her new role as Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine . . . see the UNC News article at the link below. Finding the Next Step

Remembering the life and career of Ron Taylor, 1953-2016

May 25, 2016

  In the article at the link below, our colleague Victor DiRita captured the spirit and emotions at a Dartmouth memorial service for our good friend Ron Taylor, who died unexpectedly at the age of 62. Like so many people, I have many fond memories of Ron, whose enthusiasm for microbiology and genetics touched the … Read more