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Jerry Fengbin Wang’s-paper in Nature Microbiology on certain bacterial pili and their indestructible nature when coated with sugars is in the news

Jerry Fengbin Wang's recent paper in Nature Microbiology describing how certain bacterial pili are made virtually indestructible by a thick coating of sugars is getting some publicity.  Here is a…

2019 Hamlin Award-Prasad Trivedi

Congratulations to Dr. Trivfedi who Is the winner of the Joyce L. Hamlin Student Award for 2019. Prasad has been studying under the mentorship of Dr. Todd Stukenberg and will…

Edward Egelman Admitted to the National Academy of Sciences

UVA Researcher Receives One of Science’s Highest Honors Edward H. Egelman, whose research focuses on a world far too small for even the most powerful light microscopes to see, has…

2019 EMBO Conference on Genome Stability in Neuroscience and Aging-Nadine Michel

Congratulations to Ms. Nadine Michel, a graduate student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in the lab of Dr. Michael McConnell, won the first prize for a poster…

The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight-Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman

Congratulations to Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman on her first author paper on the year long NASA Twins Study.  More information below as well as the article: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6436/eaau8650#BIBL https://news.virginia.edu/content/over-moon-uva-doctor-reflects-her-work-nasas-twin-study https://www.yahoo.com/news/full-findings-nasa-twins-study-061608940.html https://www.geekwire.com/2019/full-findings-nasa-twins-study-raise-questions-long-stints-space/ https://elexonic.com/2019/04/12/nasa-twins-study-raises-questions-about-living-in-space-geekwire/…

Dissecting brains to find the biological answers to the mysteries of mental disorders

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/dissecting-brains-to-find-the-biological-answers-to-the-mysteries-of-mental-disorders/2019/04/05/4b99b9ec-4b20-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c4e3d432ead2 Dissecting brains to find signs of mental illness - The Washington Post About noon most days, the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in East Baltimore gets a case —…

2019 Scientific Distraction Paralleling the “Final Four”-Roza Przanowska

Roza Przanowska won the 3rd place prize at the 7th annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) held April 10, 2019. Roza is a graduate student in the lab of Dr.…

2019 Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award-Dr. Patrick Grant

PatrickGrantPDF_04252019  Patrick Grant  received the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from UVA.  This is a very competitive award which needs extensive support from students and fellow faculty. …

Ed Egelman and Jerry Wang: Cell Paper-The electron conducting properties of heme-based bacterial nano-wires

Congratulations to Ed and Jerry, whose  paper on the electron conducting properties of heme-based bacterial nano-wires was just published in Cell, with significant coverage in the press.   Structure of…

2019 Pinn Scholar Award: Dr. Charles Farber

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Farber for selection as a 2019 Pinn Scholar.  His project entitled  “Developing a Predictive Gene Regulatory Network for Osteoporosis” was chosen as one of four to be…