Dr. Anthony Sinai

How a South Indian Script is Changing the Way Science Views Parasite

A unique partnership between an engineer and a scientist at the University of Kentucky has produced data that is challenging prevailing wisdom about a potentially life-threatening parasite's behavior and...

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Posted - Sep 26Read More

Innovative Research Finds HIV Patients at Higher Risk for Blood Clots

Decades of research and treatment advances have helped extend the lives of many people living with HIV, but while these patients live longer, their risk of developing dangerous blood clots increases as much as...

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Posted - Sep 19Read More

4th Year Beth Oates Selected as American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador to Kentucky

Beth Oates has been selected as the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador to Kentucky. As the Ambassador for Kentucky, Beth is starting an ASM student chapter at the University of Kentucky....

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Posted - Aug 20Read More

4th year Gabrielle Keb awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Predoctoral Fellowship

4th year MIMG Ph.D. student Gabrielle Keb has been awarded a NIH F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Predoctoral Fellowship. The award from NIAID, entitled “Chlamydia trachomatis Secreted...

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Posted - Aug 9Read More

Dr. Jackie Rivas won first place for her poster presentation at Markey Cancer Research Day

Dr. Jackie Rivas, a post-doctoral scholar in Dr. Subba Bondada's lab, won first place for her poster presentation entitled, Enhancing anti-tumor immunity and responses to immunotherapy by reversing interleukin...

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Posted - May 13Read More

Dr. Brett Spear Named 2019 William B. Sturgill Award Recipient

The William B. Sturgill Award is presented annually to a graduate faculty member for outstanding contributions to graduate education at UK. William B. Sturgill was a 1946 graduate of UK and became prominent in...

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Posted - Mar 29Read More

Manuscript by 3rd year Gabrielle Keb chosen as spotlight article in the Journal of Bacteriology

Gabrielle Keb, a third year Ph.D. student, recently published her innovative work building on a method developed in the Fields lab termed Fluorescence Reported Allelic Exchange Mutagenesis (FRAEM). Gabby...

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Posted - Oct 10Read More

People Behind Our Research: Barbara Nikolajczyk and the Inflammation-Diabetes Connection

Barbara Nikolajczyk has always had a passion for scientific exploration and discovery. After losing her father to complications from type 2 diabetes, she decided to delve into research examining the connection...

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Posted - Sep 13Read More

Dr. Beth A. Garvy newly appointed to the FASEB Board of Directors

Founded in 1912, The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) was originally created by three independent scientific organizations to provide a forum in which to hold educational...

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Posted - Jul 12Read More

Dr. Brian Stevenson, newly appointed to HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group subcommittee on Pathogenesis, Transmission and Treatment

Dr. Brian Stevenson has been appointed to the US Department of Health and Human Services' Tick-Borne Disease Working Group subcommittee on Pathogenesis, Transmission and Treatment. Congress established the...

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Posted - Feb 8Read More

UK Researchers Seek to Identify Ways to Relieve Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

Of the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, a significant number experience a serious side effect called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). While easily recognized, little is known...

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Posted - Sep 29Read More

MIMG Faculty meet with Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth

Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics Faculty Members Beth Garvy, Charlie Lutz, Subbarao Bondada and University of Louisville Faculty Member Michele Kosiewicz (UL) represented the American...

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Posted - Jun 9Read More

Colleagues in Liver Disease Research, and in Life

When you ask Brett Spear about what he most admires in his wife and colleague, Martha Peterson, a smile instantly appears on his face.The pair, both professors in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine...

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Posted - Mar 25Read More

MIMG Students Present Research Papers at International Meeting

Christina Savage and Will Arnold, MIMG doctoral students, have been invited to present results of their research in Vienna, Austria, at the International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis. Ms. Savage will give a...

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Posted - Oct 15Read More

UK Researchers Find “Dormant” Parasite Cysts Are Actually Quite Active

A new University of Kentucky study in the journal mBio shows that tissue cysts of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, long thought to be dormant, are quite active. Led by Anthony Sinai, professor at the UK College...

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Posted - Sep 8Read More

Clay County School Visit

On March 30 and 31st the University of Kentucky hosted a total of 150 students from Oneida and Manchester elementary schools in Clay County Kentucky. These students are participants in a study called The Clay...

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Posted - Jun 25Read More