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Griffith Wins Photographic Society of America’s Progress Award
Jack Griffith, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the Progress in Photography Award from the Photographic Society of America for his work using photo-microscopy with the electron microscope to reveal details of DNA mechanics and organization.
Located in News / 2020 / May
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
UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test
UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, and Prem Lakshmanane, PhD, and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past and recent COVID-19 infections and possibly used to identify asymptomatic virus infection and the level of immunity in individuals.
Located in News / 2020 / June
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
Researchers Identify Protein Involved in Reactivation of Virus Linked to Cancer
Researchers led by Blossom Damania, PhD, reported that Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, a virus linked to three human cancers, uses a protein produced by its human host to come out of hiding and reactivate.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 14
UNC Researchers Featured in Podcast on Future Pandemic Readiness
This Week in Virology featured three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers talking about READDI, a $125-million initiative designed to start making drugs now for the next pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 23
Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, and colleagues used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to pinpoint a sugar-fatty acid molecule that acts like a gatekeeper to hepatitis A virus infection of human cells.
Located in News / 2020 / May
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