Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Monday, March 15, 2021
CBS chief medical correspondent Jon LaPook traveled to Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research to better understand coronavirus variants.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
In 2018, Pitt student Emily Klonicki was an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory trying to make sure “freeloader” bacteria didn’t make it to Mars. Today, she’s a full-time NASA planetary protection engineer pushing the boundaries of science and tech.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
A scientific detective story that unfolded in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research unearths how the virus that causes COVID-19 evolves new variants that evade antibodies. Director Paul Duprex says this evolution is why it’s important to develop multiple tools to fight the pandemic.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Here's how Pitt community members changed their Thanksgiving plans for celebrate safely and help out people in need.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Pitt’s Jonas Salk Chair for Vaccine Research explains why we need multiple candidate vaccines, what’s special about SARS-CoV-2 and why he’s hopeful about the future.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Underrepresented undergraduate students interested in microbiology or immunology can apply for a new scholarship program to support their studies.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The 2020 Pitt Seed Grant winners span departments, Community Engagement Centers and regional campuses in subjects as varied as dependent care, STEM research and National Science Foundation grant preparation. The program, now in its third year, supports projects that align with the six goals in The Plan for Pitt.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Tackling today's challenges requires more than an educated mind and the right tools: It takes a heart of gold. Meet some of the student leaders making a difference at Pitt—where the challenge is always accepted.