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Kawula lab: A new mechanism for direct cell-to-cell spread of pathogenic bacteria

March 2, 2016

  Research from the lab of M&I Professor Tom Kawula demonstrates that Francisella tularensis can move between host cells by accelerating the natural cytosolic transfer process called trogocytosis. See the UNC News story about their article in eLife: UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

More about Zika virus: Helen Lazear on All Things Considered

March 1, 2016

  M&I Assistant Professor Helen Lazear and colleagues talk with NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce about the new challenges of Zika virus research. Listen to the report at the link below: Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick   TIME article: And a new JAMA “Viewpoint” article from Helen Lazear and Aravinda de … Read more

Zika virus

February 16, 2016

Great TWIV podcast, everything we know and need to know about Zika virus. Must listening for ob/gyn doctors, science writers, pregnant women, travelers, policy makers. Great guest speakers including virologist UNC-CH Assistant Professor Helen Lazear. TWiV 375: Zika and you will find   Helen also spoke about Zika during the VIP (Virology in Progress) seminar … Read more

The future of Mary Ellen Jones

February 10, 2016

  For nearly four decades, the Mary Ellen Jones Building (originally called FLOB for Faculty Laboratory Office Building) was home to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Renovation plans, which included a long-awaited upgrade in M&I space, dissolved with the economic collapse of 2008. Nearly eight years later, Mary Ellen Jones is finally getting reconstructive … Read more

Thomson Reuters names Jenny Ting and Jeffery Dangl to the 2015 list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

January 1, 2016

  Congratulations to M&I Professors Jenny Ting and Jeff Dangl for earning the “Highly Cited Researchers” distinction from Thomson Reuters. The names on this list were determined by (i) identifying those who published the greatest number of highly cited papers during 2003-2014, and (ii) identifying authors of papers published during 2013-2014 that were cited at … Read more