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UAMS Using $2.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Bacterium that Causes Tick-borne Relapsing Fever
UAMS’ Jon Blevins, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is leading the four-year study funded by a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Read more
NIH Awards UAMS $7.9 Million to Create More Space for Pandemic Response, Infectious Disease Research
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will use a $7.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to expand its infectious disease research capacity and establish a Pandemic Response and Public Health Laboratory by renovating existing research space.Read more
Employee Spotlight Q & A with Matt Jorgenson, Ph.D., Recently Promoted to Assistant Professor Where did you grow up and are there any fun or interesting facts about your hometown? I grew up in southeast Minnesota in the small town of Kasson, an old community of old timey buildings. Kasson holds the distinction of being […]Read more
Employee Spotlight Rhonda Anthony, Executive Assistant to Dr. Smeltzer – Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Host Inflammatory Responses How long have you worked at UAMS? 38 Years! Started in the Clin. Lab doing phlebotomy (4:00 a.m. every single day!) while going to school. (yea, I was like, nine years old! LOL!) What is the best career lesson […]Read more
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Outstanding Research and Education
The faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine at UAMS are internationally recognized for outstanding research and are highly regarded for teaching, mentoring and inspiring students in the medical sciences. We offer diverse research opportunities and a broad educational experience to prepare students, postdoctoral fellows and research scientists for productive careers in the biomedical sciences. Please explore our website for more information about our department and our work.
Most Recent Research Publications
- BOTH THE INFECTION STATUS AND INFLAMMATORY MICROENVIRONMENT INDUCE TRANSCRIPTIONAL REMODELING IN MACROPHAGES IN MURINE LEISHMANIAL LESIONSby Gopinath Venugopal
- CRISPR screens identify novel regulators of cFLIP dependency and ligand-independent, TRAIL-R1-mediated cell deathby Neil Kuehnle
- The major role of <em>sarA</em> in limiting <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> extracellular protease production <em>in vitro</em> is correlated with decreased virulence in diverse clinical isolates in osteomyelitisby Mara J Campbell
- by Madhur Sachan
- by Yuguo Zhang
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205