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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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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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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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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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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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

Animesh Dhara Ph.D. & Elizabeth Watts B.S. win best posters

Congratulations to Animesh Dhara Ph.D.(postdoc) and Elizabeth Watts B.S. (lab manager) from the Sinai Lab for each having been recognized as presenting the best posters at the 13th International Congress on...

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Posted - Jun 25Read More

UK Researcher Earns NIH Funding to Expand Gender-Based Studies on Foodborne Illness

In her research, Sarah D'Orazio, associate professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, investigates why some people get sicker than others after...

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Posted - Sep 30Read More

One Year After NCI Designation, Markey Continues to Grow

A year ago, a crowd of hundreds gathered in Pavilion A of the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital to celebrate a long-awaited special announcement – the unveiling of the UK Markey Cancer Center as the...

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Posted - Jul 11Read More

UK's Arts In Healthcare Program Announces Holiday Programming

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has...

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Posted - Dec 2Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Trial at UK is First of its Kind Worldwide

A new clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and the UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) may signal new hope in the future for those who might be...

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