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The latest work out of the Nikolich-Zugich laboratory on CMV infection and fat @PLOSPathogens

The latest work out of the Nikolich-Zugich laboratory on CMV infection and fat @PLOSPathogens: https://jour


UA Department of Immunobiology Brings `National DNA Day’ to Local High Schools The Department of Immunobiology in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is hosting “National DNA Day” events at three Tucson high schools, April 24, 25 and 26, to highlight the importance of genomic research.

UA’s Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists Jeffrey Frelinger, PhD, has received the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Immunologists.

Exploring Copper's Potential as Antibiotic While antibiotic resistance is on the rise, pharmaceutical companies are making fewer and fewer new antibiotics. UA immunobiologist Michael Johnson says this trend is in urgent need of reversal and believes copper might just be the key.

Congratulations Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Frelinger for being selected as an AAI 2019 Distinguished Fellow!


Congratulations Dr. Michael Johnson !

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Johnson for being selected to speak at the fifth annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator (ECI) Lecturer for 2020.


Congratulations Jacob Zbesko and Chris Coplen!

Congratulations to Jacob Zbesko and Chris Coplen for receiving the ARCS award ! We are extremely proud of you two. 


Dr. Felicia Goodrum Named Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology Felicia Goodrum, PhD, is one of only 109 scientists worldwide to receive the distinction this year.

Congratulations to Vivian / Thuy-­Vi Nguyen! NIA R21 grant application that received a 6 percentile

National Institute of Aging Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21;; PA-­18-­489) PI: Vivian / Thuy-­Vi Nguyen 


Department of Immunology applauds the achievements of Drs Allison and Honjo (Nobel Prize, 2018) and their basic science discoveries that led to breakthroughs in cancer immunotherapy! The Department of Immunobiology offers our heartfelt congratulations to Drs. Jim Allison and Tasuku Honjo for being awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. This award highlights the power of basic research, patience, and persistence.

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month with Felicia Goodrum Felicia Goodrum has been awarded more than $13 million in grants within the last year to fund her research on CMV, a virus that affects more than half of the global population above the age of 40.

Cultivating Curiosity: Attend our 6th Annual Symposium at Neuroscience 2018 "Dr. Kristian Doyle and Dr. Jonathan Kipnis have been invited as key speakers at the "Brain-Immune System Interfaces in Health and Disease" Symposium at this year's Society for Neuroscience in November."

UA Immunobiology Chief Awarded $1.5M Grant to Study Threat of Chikungunya to Elderly Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will study why the elderly suffer disproportionately from the emerging mosquito-borne virus.

Registration is now open for the THE 58th MIDWINTER CONFERENCE OF IMMUNOLOGISTS January 26– 29, 2019, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove (Monterey) California Chairpersons: Michael S. Kuhns and Marion Pepper

This Virus Actually May Boost — Not Weaken — Our Immune System Lifelong cytomegalovirus infection may be beneficial, boosting the immune system in old age, when we need it most, according to a study led by University of Arizona researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Graduate Student Krysta Felix receives Donald G. Sheer Travel Award

We would like to congratulate to Krysta Felix, of the Wu Lab, as she was a recipient of a 2018 Donald G.


Justin John Frere of Nikolich Lab earned the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Justin John Frere’s innovative student research at the College of Medicine – Tucson has earned him an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations Justin!


UA Health Sciences and UA Researchers Awarded ABRC Grants Totaling Nearly $6M for Health Research The three-year Arizona Biomedical Research Commission Awards will fund research relating to neuropathic and cancer pain, migraines, opioids, antibiotics, antivirals, sinusitis, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

Congratulations Jacob Zbesko

We want to congratulate Jacob Zbesko for winning this award! This is now the 2nd time he earns this award.

CONGRATULATIONS to the UA ARCS Foundation Scholars for 2018-19! (list below)


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