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7. The Commensal Neisseria musculi Modulates Host Innate Immunity To Promote Oral Colonization

Daniel A. Powell, Mancheong Ma, Magdalene So and Jeffrey A. Frelinger


UArizona Hockey Team to Host Sixth Annual ‘Pink the Rink’ on Jan. 18 The Arizona Wildcat ice hockey team will raise awareness for cancer and contribute proceeds to the UArizona Cancer Center when it faces Missouri State on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tucson Arena. Honor a loved one by buying a jersey to support cancer research.

UA scientist receives $4.5 million to study stressors' impact on aging Internationally distinguished immunologist Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich, co-director of the UA Center on Aging, received a $4.5 million federal award to study how stress on our immune system can impact how we age.

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


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.

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