Latest News : 2012

Taylor Schreiber

‘Ideal M.D./Ph.D. Student’ Has Luck on His Side

Under the tutelage of Eckhard R. Podack, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of microbiology and immunology and a luminary in the field, Taylor Schreiber was the first graduate of the Miller School’s doctoral program in cancer biology and, while wrapping up his Ph.D., he stumbled on a new method to stimulate a regulatory immune cell, winning a grant to fund a post-doctoral year of study and publish more papers with Podack.

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Kenneth Fields, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenneth Fields Named Interim Director of Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences

Kenneth Fields, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, who joined the Miller School faculty in 2004, has been appointed interim director of Ph.D. Programs in Biomedical Sciences.

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Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.

With $10 Million Grant, Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., Aims to Develop Co-Transplant Criteria

Years ago, before researchers knew much about the ability of mesenchymal stem cells to reduce inflammation, repair damaged tissue and promote blood vessel growth, Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., discovered that delivering MSCs intravenously during islet transplantation more than doubled islet function, enhanced islet survival and reversed rejection episodes.

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