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.

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

CIC Resident Faculty Jim Zimring has a New Book, “Partial Truths: How Fractions Distort Our Thinking”, and Jim is Quoted in a News Article at news.virginia.edu

Dungeons & Dragons and Burgers: ‘Really Bad Outcomes’ When We Don’t Grasp Fractions In the 1980s there was a widespread conspiracy theory that young people who played the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons were prone to murder and suicide. The … Read More

UVA Awards STEM Funding for Precision Immunomedicine in Cardiovascular Disease

UVA’s Prominence-to-Preeminence Fund recently awarded the Immunology, Imaging, and Informatics for Precision ImmunoMedicine (iPRIME) in Cardiovascular Disease project. In collaboration with the Schools of Medicine, Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing, and Data Science, the goal of iPRIME is to designate … Read More



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