Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are published online in the February 5th issue of The Journal of Immunology.... Read MorePathology
Division of Microbiology and Immunology
The Division of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) in the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Pathology was established in the early 1970s by past chairman Ernst Eichwald, MD. Dr. Eichwald, an internationally recognized clinician/scientist who recruited a group of faculty to Utah with shared interests in better understanding the immunological mechanisms underlying graft infection and transplantation tolerance. Shortly after its creation, the division was granted graduate degree-granting status from the state of Utah, and continues today to provide high quality education and research experiences to qualified students seeking a PhD or master’s degree in microbiology and immunology. The Division of M&I is under the direction of the Division Head Brian Evavold, PhD.
Investigators from the Department of Pathology, in collaboration with a group at Ohio State University, have shown that BRCA1—a well-known gene which when inherited in mutant form can pre-dispose individuals to breast and ovarian cancer—promotes a form of metabolism associated with more differentiated and noncancerous cells.... Read MorePathology
Today, researchers are focusing on understanding the role of the immune system in controlling the range of arthritis severity that patients experience.... Read MorePathology
The Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease (III) Initiative at the University of Utah was established in 2017 on the premise that a better understanding of the three "I"s will fundamentally change the way we think about disease. ... Read MorePathology
Kyla Ost, of the Round lab, was awarded a Helen Hay Whitney fellowship. ... Read MorePathology
Ryan O’Connell has received a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scholar Award, which is a highly competitive 5-year grant given to mid-career faculty who are making ground breaking discoveries in the field of leukemia and lymphoma research. ... Read MorePathology