Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
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.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Pitt virologists answer questions concerning coronavirus and how the recent outbreak started.
Friday, January 3, 2020
As part of the global push to prevent tuberculosis, Distinguished Professor JoAnne Flynn and a group of Pitt and National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered that intravenously injecting the standard tuberculosis vaccine could boost its power.