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UNC Lineberger discovery would allow researchers to fine-tune activity of cancer-hunting immune cells
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Gianpietro Dotti, MD, reported new findings about the regulation of co-stimulatory molecules that could be used to activate cancer-killing immune cells – chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, or CAR-T. The molecules could also be used to decrease the activity of these cells.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases merge
The UNC Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have merged under the institute name to create a single, unified global health organization.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 16
Baric elected to Microbiology Academy
Ralph S. Baric, PhD, was recently elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology along with 77 other scientists from across the country.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 20, 2010
Ting honored with University Award for the Advancement of Women
Jenny Ting, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, co-director of the Inflammatory Diseases Institute and program leader at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, received a University Award for the Advancement of Women.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / April 4
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.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / June 23
Parise elected as Public Affairs Advisory Committee Member of ASBMB
Leslie Parise, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, has been elected serve on the Public Affairs Advisory Committee, which is a standing committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / June 2
Cohen to give 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture
The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Myron Cohen, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 1
Art of Science Competition sponsored in conjunction with Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposium
Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposium is sponsoring an Art of Science Competition open to all UNC students, staff and faculty. Winners will get to have their art on display at the Ackland Art Museum.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 21
Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposia slated for May 16 and 17
The School of Medicine Office of Graduate Education and the Biological Biomedical Sciences Program are sponsoring a reunion for biosciences graduate alumni from 14 member PhD programs from the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dentistry.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 14
What Happens When Your Immune System and Antibiotics Don't Work together?
Research from the lab of Brian Conlon, PhD, shows that as the innate immune system attacks Staphylococcus aureus, the immune system also stops antibiotics from being able to efficiently kill. This antagonism may lead antibiotics to fail.
Located in News / 2019 / December