Dr. Daniel Zegarra-Ruiz of the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research Awarded $746,997 R00 Grant to Study Regulation of Lupus Pathogenesis Through Modulation of Thymic Development of Pathobiont-Specific T Cells

I recently joined the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology and the Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center at the University of Virginia School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. I obtained my PhD working in gut microbiota and systemic … Read More

Beirne B. Carter Immunology Center Members are Teaming up to Expand Studies on the Effects of Tick bite-induced IgE sensitization to alpha-gal on Coronary Artery Disease to Alzheimer’s Disease and Adapting a Single Cell AI Framework for Precision Medicine

The NIH has awarded two new research supplements to an existing $4M award to investigate the potential role of IgE antibodies to alpha-gal in driving vascular inflammation in cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The innovative new studies will address the impact of IgE … Read More

Josefina Garcia Diaz from Hahn Lab of the Carter Immunology Center Awarded R01 Grant Supplement for $115,486 to Study Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases

Chronic HCV infection affects an estimated 3% of the world’s population (>180 million people) and is a worldwide health problem causing end-stage liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The development of HCV-related HCC occurs by advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis. The … Read More

Harish Narasimhan from Sun Lab of the Carter Immunology Center Awarded F31 Grant for $121,136 to Study Immune-epithelial Progenitor Interactions that Drive Age-associated Dysplastic Lung Repair Post Viral Pneumonia

Respiratory viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2 and influenza are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for approximately 2 million deaths per year and an even higher healthcare burden during pandemics. Individuals over the age of 65 in particular, … Read More

Dana May from Ewald Lab of the Carter Immunology Center Awarded R35 Diversity Supplement Grant for $141,141 to Study Brain Endothelial Dysfunction in Cachexia

Cachexia, or the inflammatory loss of lean body mass, is a leading predictor of morbidity across chronic diseases. A disease of complex etiology, cachexia has proven difficult to model in animals. Little is known regarding the molecular mechanisms controlling cachexia … Read More