A Commitment to Immunology

Investigators at the Carter Immunology Center seek a fundamental understanding of how the immune system works in order to develop the revolutionary new treatments focused on controlling the immune response for major diseases such as cancer, heart disease and asthma.

Immunological research is intensely multi-disciplinary and ideally collaborative, relying on well-trained immunologists interacting with researchers in other biomedical disciplines. These considerations drive our organization and educational programs. We identify, train, and support the career paths of the next generation of immunology researchers.

CIC Investigators partnered with colleagues from the La Jolla Institute (LJI) for a joint project
CIC Investigators partnered with colleagues from the La Jolla Institute (LJI) for a joint project

CIC Investigators partnered with colleagues from the La Jolla Institute (LJI) to utilize single cell multi-omic analysis of human circulating immune cells to identify the B cell subtype in humans that is associated with IgE sensitization to alpha gal and … Read More

Dr. Loren Erickson and Dr. Coleen McNamara receive NIH R01 to study the role of IgE and alpha gal in Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Loren Erickson and Dr. Coleen McNamara receive NIH R01 to study the role of IgE and alpha gal in Coronary Artery Disease

The research project seeks to understand the effects of IgE to alpha-gal on atherosclerotic plaque development and define immune mechanisms mediating IgE sensitization to alpha-gal linked to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in mice and humans. Dr. Loren Erickson, Associate Professor in … Read More

Harish Narasimhan from Sun Lab has New Review Paper in Science Immunology Discussing Immune Responses in Long COVID, and Related Article Published in The Conversation

Long COVID-19 and other chronic respiratory conditions after viral infections may stem from an overactive immune response in the lungs Viruses that cause respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19 can lead to mild to severe symptoms within the first few … Read More

New Sun Lab Paper published in Science Immunology, Respiratory mucosal immunity against SARS-CoV-2 following mRNA vaccination

Those widely available COVID-19 vaccinations keeping the majority of the population free from serious illness will not be enough to stop the spread of the virus and its variants, new University of Virginia collaborative research indicates. Just as science has … Read More

Criss Laboratory Seeks a Research Associate and/or Research Scientist to Investigate the Immunology of Neisseria Pathogenesis
Criss Laboratory Seeks a Research Associate and/or Research Scientist to Investigate the Immunology of Neisseria Pathogenesis

Research Scientist or Research Associate https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Scientist-or-Research-Associate_R0036796 The Criss Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology in the University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks a Research Associate and/or Research Scientist to investigate the immunology of gonorrheal disease. … Read More


Fátima Rivera-Escalera

Title: Hypophagia as a mechanism of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody therapy resistance

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Fall MIC/CIC Joint Happy Hour

We would like to invite you to our first FALL MIC/CIC Joint Happy Hour on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 29 from 4-6PM in the courtyard between MR4, MR5 and MR6 (in case of rain, we will meet in the lobby of MR6).   Join us … Read More

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Location – Courtyard Between MR4, MR5 and MR6,

Alexandra McCubbrey, PhD

Seminar Title: Phagocyte-apoptotic cell interactions as a metabolic cue for resolution and repair

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Audrey Putelo

Title: Distal metabolic regulation of pre-cancerous mammary tissue by the gut microbiome via immune-modulated crosstalk

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Location – Room 1014, Pinn Hall
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Sho Morioka, PhD

Seminar Title: Life beyond death: Clearance of dying cells or leaving them behind

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Location – Room 1005, Pinn Hall
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