Recent News


Sarah Jaslow_MGM Grad 2012_updated 2015The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently awarded Sarah Jaslow a Fellowship Award (F31) for her project, “Characterization of a novel Salmonella regulator of IL-10 production and it’s role in pathogenesis.” Sarah is an MGM Graduate Student in Dennis Ko’s lab where she focuses her research on Host-Pathogen interactions, genetics, and translational medicine.

Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi Associate ProfessorNutrient Deprivation kills kidney cancer. Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi’s research was recently featured in a Duke Today article.  The Chi lab discovered a promising target for renal cell carcinomas. To read more about the article in Duke Today, click here.


Micah Luftig Assistant ProfessorDrug shows promise for controlling Epstein-Barr Virus. Micah Luftig’s laboratory recently published a paper in PNAS finding that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) uses autophagy as a means to compensate for metabolic stress to transform primary human B cells. The paper was featured in Duke Today. Click here to read the published article.

Debby Silver_Silver LabSlow Stem Cell Division May Cause Small Brains.  Published online on January 6 in the journal Neuron, Debby Silver and team figured out how microcephaly produces a much small brain than normal.  The article is featured in several sources including Medical Express and Duke Today.  Click here to read the published article.

Symposium poster and slides for symposiumThe Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program and the Duke Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology are hosting a Calcineurin Symposium on January 20, 2016. The talks will be held in 143 Jones Building and lunch will be held in MSRB001.  More…

MGM News_Beth Sullivan (Feb 2015)Beth Sullivan, PhD named AAAS Fellow. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named seven Duke Faculty as fellows in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. More…

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